Boko Haram plan to attack U.S., U.K. embassies thwarted, Nigeria says
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian security officials have thwarted plans by Boko Haram members to attack the embassies of the United States and Britain, authorities said Wednesday.
A Department of State Services statement said it broke up a ring that had “perfected plans to attack the UK and American embassies and other Western interests” in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
The statement said five suspects who had been based in Benue state and the Federal Capital Territory were arrested on March 25 and 26. Another 20-year-old Boko Haram member was arrested March 22 in Yobe state and “confessed his involvement in executing the sinister activities of the group.”