|ISIS leader, Ahmad al-Assir|
Nigerian security forces are intensifying their probe into the issuance of visa to, and who was billed to host the ISIS leader, Ahmad al-Assir, who was arrested last Saturday in Lebanon while travelling to Nigeria.
As security agencies dig deep into the aborted visit, five other suspects linked to him have been arrested in Lebanon.
Sources told Nigerian Tribune there were global security concerns on the mission of al-Assir to Nigeria and who his allies billed to host him in the country were.
There was, however, confusion over which security agency was duty-bound to pursue the matter. Sources in Defence Intelligence told Nigerian Tribune that the matter was being handled by the State Security Service (SSS).
A source in the SSS, however, disclosed that the Immigration service was in charge of the case.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Friday suspended the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr David Parrandang from office over the scandal.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Anastasia Daniel Nwaobia, in a statement conveying this on Friday in Abuja said the suspension was with immediate effect.