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Nigeria Arrests Islamist Group Leader

Nigeria's army says it has arrested the leader of the Islamist militant group Ansaru, a breakaway faction of Boko Haram. Ministry of Defense spokesman Rabe Abubakar says Khalid al-Barnawi was arrested in the central city of Lokoja on Friday. The U.S. government has offered a $5 million reward for al-Barnawi since 2012. Ansaru emerged as a separate group from Boko Haram that year. Both groups aim to establish an Islamic state in Muslim-majority northern Nigeria. The United...

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