Saturday, 8 April 2017

Suspected ISIS member among Nigerians deported from Germany

An alleged ISIS suspect, deemed dangerous by German authorities was among the 50 persons recently expelled from eight European countries.

The deportees, who were arrested in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary, arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Thursday.

According to dpa, a German news agency, a 22-year-old man, who was born in Germany, was sent to Nigeria.

He was arrested alongside his partner, a 27 year-old Algerian, during investigation of planned attacks in February.

Investigators found two weapons at least one of them a firearm that had been altered to fire live ammunition.

Also found were ammunition, flags of the Islamic State group and a machete.

The two men, according to were arrested after being under surveillance for some time.

“We are sending a clear warning to all fanatics nationwide that we will not give them a centimeter of space to carry out their despicable plans,” said Lower Saxony’s interior minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) following the court ruling authorising the deportation.

“They will face the full force of the law regardless of whether they were born here or not.”

The federal government is yet to react to the development.

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