A 27-year-old Nigerian man suspected of being a Boko Haram member has been arrested in Germany, Reuters reports, quoting the federal prosecutor on Friday.
The federal prosecutor was quoted as saying that Amaechi Fred O., was detained on Wednesday in Bavaria and a day later a judge issued an arrest warrant and ordered that he be remanded in custody.
“He is strongly suspected of being a member of the foreign terrorist organisation Boko Haram,” the statement said.
According to the report, Amaechi Fred O. was believed to have joined Boko Haram in 2013 and had admitted to actively taking part in four attacks against Nigerian civilians during his one-year membership of the group.
He is accused of killing several people during two attacks on schools and one attack on a village and taking part in another attack on a village, during which members of Boko Haram took girls as hostages and burned down a church.
The Islamic terrorist sect operating in northeast Nigeria, has been carrying out attacks in the country as well as in Niger, Chad and Cameroon.