How Top ISIS Leader ‘Ahmed Al-Assir’ Got a Nigerian Visa


According to recent reports, the Lebanese terrorist, Ahmed Al Assir, could have forged the in order to visit the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday reportedly ordered an investigation into how the Lebanese got the Nigerian visa found in his passport.

“Assir has been using the fake name, Rami Abdul Rahman Taleb, to evade detection by security agencies in Lebanon. He did not apply to the Nigerian embassy for visa, meaning that he must have forged the visa he had on his fake passport when he was arrested with his companion, Khaled Sidani, at the airport,” the spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ogbole Ahmedu-Ode, said.

He says Nigerian embassy officials had applied to see the suspects to “ascertain their claim of Nigerian nationality.”

Ahmedu-Ode said, “investigation is ongoing” to determine how the terrorist came about the Nigerian visa.

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Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria ( He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on

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