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Nigeria Islamist Group Claims Kidnap of French National

“An Islamist group in Nigeria, which identified itself as Ansaru, said it was responsible for the abduction of a French engineer last week from the northern Katsina state.

‘The reason for his kidnap is the stance of the French government and the French people on Islam and Muslims,’ the previously unknown group said in an e-mailed statement late yesterday, written in northern Nigeria’s Hausa language. Apart from banning the use of the Muslim veil, France is also leading efforts for military intervention against ‘the Islamic state in northern Mali,’ the group said.”

Source:Nigeria Islamist Group Claims Kidnap of French National – Businessweek

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