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Two Nigerians Accused of Recruiting for Al-Qaeda, Punch Reports

July 06, 2012

Two Nigerians were accused by the country’s attorney general of receiving $1 million from al-Qaeda in Yemen, Punch reported, citing Justice Gladys Olotu, the presiding judge in a case before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the capital.

The two men, Olaniyi Babafemi Lawal and Luqman Babatund, received the money to recruit Nigerians to the organization and send them to Yemen, the Lagos-based newspaper said. They pleaded not guilty, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Maram Mazen in Abuja at mmazen@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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