Nigerian Group Linked to Al Qaeda


A Nigerian terrorist group suspected of being behind Friday’s attack on a United Nations compound is believed to be linked to Al Qaeda, a recent Nigerian intelligence report revealed, sources told The Wall Street Journal Tuesday. Friday’s suicide bombing at the U.N. compound in the capital, Abuja, which killed 23 and injured more than 80, is the latest in a string of attacks this summer by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The Nigerian report, written in June by the leading intelligence agency State Security Service, didn’t appear to have any specific intelligence on future attacks but said that members of the group have traveled to Afghanistan and Algeria for training. One official estimated Boko Haram is estimated to have only a few hundred members, but Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been criticized for not taking the group more seriously.