The British face of Boko Haram: Man suspected of masterminding Nigerian bomb attacks was ‘radicalised’ at Welsh university


Originally published in The Independent

HJS Research Fellow and expert in extremism Robin Simcox has commented on claims that Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, a British-born Boko Haram militant, was radicalised while he attended a university in Wales. Robin said that it was now possible that more radicalised British Muslims would seek to join Boko Haram in northern Nigeria.

“It’s a surprise it has taken this long really,” he said. “Boko Haram is an increasingly powerful group but it hasn’t been as notorious as a group like al-Shabaab or al-Qa’ida in Pakistan or Afghanistan. It has not been a well-known group that has been able to attract Westerners. With Boko Haram getting increased publicity with kidnapping, maybe that will draw more to Nigeria than to the Yemen.”

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