Two Nigerian students were recently arrested in Punjab recently while on their way to Pakistan, allegedly to join the ISIS terrorist group.
They are currently being detained by police in India, Punch reports.
Authorities stated that they arrest took place based on suspicions that the pair were on their way to join ISIS, after attempting to enter Pakistan without valid travel documents.
The two individuals are said to be from Kano. They are: Imran Kabeer and Sani Jamiliu.
The report further states:
The suspects, who live in New Delhi, came to India on student visas about a year ago. While Imran is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Karnataka State Open University, Sani is a Bachelor of Science student of the Kerala-based Mahatma Gandhi University
The spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ogbole Ahmedu-Ode, confirmed that the Nigerian embassy officials had applied to see the suspects to “ascertain their claim of Nigerian nationality.”
“Our embassy in India has applied for consular access to see the boys so that we can ascertain their claim of Nigerian nationality,” he said.
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