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Suspected Al-Qaeda members remanded in Abuja prison

ICC Note

Christians in North Nigeria face persecution. As this report indicates, North Nigeria is also a place where Al-Qaeda members operate.

By Lanre Adewole

Friday, November 23, 2007 Nigeria (Nigerian Tribune)-Five persons from Kano State accused of planning to sabotage the country were on Thursday charged by the Federal Government before a Federal High Court in Abuja with alleged terrorism.

Though the accused persons were docked, their plea could not be taken following the decision of Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako to transfer the trial to a colleague, Justice Babs Kuewumi of Court 5.

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In the nine-count charge against them, they were accused of planning to attack government facilities in some parts of the country, and that they traveled to a terrorist camp in Algeria to received terrorism training.

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