Leaders of the Islamic State ISIS terror group are allegedly sneaking battle-hardened jihadis from Syria into Nigeria to train terrorists there for possible attacks in Britain, according to reports. Fanatics from Nigeria are also being sent to the Middle East for training in a chilling “exchange programme”.
According to TheSun UK, insiders fear strong links between Nigeria and the UK will make it easier for IS to send its killers here to bring more death and destruction.
Now more than 150 British troops are conducting counter-terror training with Nigerian forces in an attempt to stem the bloody tide — and stop IS taking hold in the region.
At one training mission in the northern city of Kaduna, a senior Nigerian Air Force commander revealed how his country’s jihadi groups were learning from IS after swearing allegiance to its black flag.
Group Captain Isaac Subi, 46, who has been fighting terrorism across Africa since 1991, said:
“They come and train their fighters here and some of our insurgents too are granted access to their training in Yemen and Syria, acquiring those skills and they come back and teach others.
“They have this exchange programme of fighters.”
Their poisonous influence has already ended in horror attacks on British streets.
Fusilier Lee Rigby was stabbed to death in 2013 in London by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, both of Nigerian descent.
It is feared IS will exploit regular flights between Lagos and London to export more evil to the UK.
Group Captain Subi said the lack of secure borders across Africa also makes it easy to spread the bloodshed.