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Security agencies have uncovered Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) fighters in Nigeria, it was learnt yesterday.

A source in the Presidency said the group had been operating within some North Central and South-South states, using foreign terrorists.

They are also believed to be recruiting young men into their fold and killing innocent people, thereby creating tension along ethnic, religious and regional fault lines.

It was gathered that “a good number “of the Islamic State terrorists have been arrested not only in the Benue valley but significantly in many towns in Edo State, such as Akoko Edo, Okpella and Benin, the state capital. They have also been found in Okene in central Kogi State.

This disclosure was contained in a report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by security agencies Read more

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