Nigeria’s Okah on trial in South Africa for Abuja bombs


The trial has opened in South Africa of a former leader of Nigerian oil militants over bombings at Nigeria’s 50th independence celebrations in 2010.

Henry Okah denied the 13 charges related to acts of terrorism.

He was arrested in Johannesburg a day after two car bombs in the Nigerian capital Abuja killed at least 12 people.

The Mend militant group, of which he was a senior leader, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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