Nigeria arrests Iranian 'bomb group'
- Published: 21 Feb 2013 at 16.59
- Online news:
Nigeria's special branch police said Thursday they have arrested members of an Iranian "terrorist cell" similar to those discovered in Thailand and other countries a year ago.
The State Security Service (SSS) alleged they broke the Iranian cell with the arrests of three Nigerians, after their leader made "suspicious trips to Iran", according to an AFP report in the Daily Nation newspaper of Kenya.
"There is conclusive evidence that (the alleged Nigerian contact) in collaboration with his Iranian handlers were involved in grievous crimes against the national security of this country," said SSS spokeswoman Marilyn Ogar.
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