Islamic State leader, Ahmed Al-Assir was arrested in Lebanon as he was making his way to Nigeria via Egypt.
More details have emerged as to how Islamic State (ISIS) leader, Ahmed Al-Assir secured a visa to come into Nigeria.
Al-Assir was arrested in Lebanon as he was making his way to Nigeria via Egypt.
The terrorist chief reportedly got a Nigerian visa due to an invitation from a foreign company operating in the country.
According to Daily Trust, the visa was issued by a Foreign Service official in Beirut based on that invitation.
Security sources also expressed the suspicion Al-Assir was heading to Nigeria to solicit support from Boko Haram leaders.
Al-Assir’s possession of a Nigerian visa is said to have caused severe embarrassment to the government and President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a full investigation into the incident.
Immigration boss, David Parradang was suspended after the incident but the Presidency has denied that the visa issue was the cause.