Cleric held for Al Qaeda funds

MAIDUGURI - A Muslim cleric was detained in northeastern Nigeria in connection with a man accused of taking about R2,1million from Al Qaeda to help a group called the Nigerian Taliban, officials said yesterday.

MAIDUGURI - A Muslim cleric was detained in northeastern Nigeria in connection with a man accused of taking about R2,1million from Al Qaeda to help a group called the Nigerian Taliban, officials said yesterday.

Mohammed Yusuf is well-known in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, in the Muslim- dominated north. Police fanned out around the mosque where Yusuf preaches as news of his detention spread. - Reuters

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