Originally published on UK Wired News
‘For the Independent, the lead story is the man it calls “the British face of Boko Haram”.
Its front page pictures Aminu Sadiq Oguweche, a British-born man currently being held in Sudan on suspicion of being involved in extremist bombing in Nigeria. The paper says the suspect was “radicalised” while studying for a business degree at the University of Glamorgan.
An expert in extremism told the paper that he was “surprised it has taken this long” for a Briton to be linked to the Boko Haram insurgency. Robin Simcox, of the Henry Jackson Society, said the increased publicity about the group – particularly over the kidnap of 200 schoolgirls – could draw zealots to Nigeria.’
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