An Iraqi aged 46 and a Nigerian aged 29 were on Thursday arrested and detained by the German police. According international news agency Reuters, the duo are suspected to be having links with Islamic State (ISIS) and of planning “a serious act of violence.”
Security sources had provided information that both could have been in contact with members of Islamic State (ISIS), state prosecutor Thomas Steinkraus-Koch said in a statement.
The suspects were detained in the Bavarian capital Munich and nearby Fuerstenfeldbruck, German police said in a separate statement, adding there had been no imminent threat to the public. According to the German Police, they did not immediately find any suspicious items, but were pursuing their investigation. They declined to give any more details, saying there would be no further statements until investigations were concluded.
Islamic State which has claimed responsibility for bombings that killed 31 people in Brussels in March and attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 released a video on Tuesday suggesting it might carry out further attacks in the West, naming London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets.
Buhari disclosed this in a statement released by his media aide, Femi Adesina, saying terrorist activities always has financial sponsorship and this is not different in that of Boko Haram as can be seen in their acquisition of weapons, their movements and other logistics.
“Here in Nigeria, we saw that Boko Haram had strong material resources and they had a close link to ISIL. We need a whole cultural orientation in order to succeed against terrorism.”
He therefore called on financial institutions and security agencies, to put all hands on deck to track sponsors of these terror groups.