LAGOS—Members of Boko Haram, the group believed responsible for last
week's suicide bombing of a United Nations building in Nigeria, have
received training from al Qaeda-affiliated groups in Afghanistan and
Algeria, according to a recent internal Nigerian intelligence report.
The report by the State Security Service, Nigeria's leading agency for
internal intelligence, was submitted to senior government officials in
June, a person familiar with it said. That marked roughly the beginning
of a string of attacks this summer attributed to the group here in
Africa's most populous country, an important oil exporter.
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