Nigeria Says Militant Islamist Group Planning Attacks

A militant Islamist group based in central Nigeria is planning terror attacks on targets including banks, arms depots and prisons around the country’s capital, Abuja, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said.

“Further intelligence monitoring has revealed that members of the Muslim Brotherhood are planning to forcefully free their members who are in detention in Kogi, Abuja and Kaduna,” Mohammed said Friday in an e-mailed statement.

The group is affiliated to the Boko Haram group that wants to impose its version of Islamist rule in Africa’s most-populous country of more than 180 million people, he said.

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