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Monday, 04 April 2016 - 6:45
Nigeria Islamist group head 'arrested'
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The leader of al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group Ansaru has been arrested in Nigeria.

A military spokesman said Khalid al-Barnawi was captured in Lokoja, capital of the central state of Kogi.

The US had placed a 5 million dollars bounty on his head after branding him one of three Nigerian "specially designated global terrorists" in 2012.

Ansaru is a splinter group of Nigeria's largest jihadist group, Boko Haram, known for kidnapping foreigners.

Ideologically aligned to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, it is also accused of killing a number of Westerners.

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