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Boko Haram
May 17, 2014

The front pages: “Extremists” abroad and an immigration “scandal”

by
Henry Jackson Society

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.’

Read the full article here.