Leaders of Islamic State (IS ) are sneaking battle-hardened extremists from Syria into Nigeria, according to UK Sun.
Some of the fighters are reportedly sent to the Middle East for training in a “chilling exchange programme”.
The tabloid said the insurgents are trained for possible attacks in Britain.
The report quoted sources as saying the strong links between Nigeria and the UK will make it easier for IS to send its killers to Britain.
“It is feared IS will exploit regular flights between Lagos and London to export more evil to the UK,” the report read.
Isaac Subi, a group captain, who has been fighting terrorism, said IS has an exchange programme of fighters.
“They come and train their fighters here and some of our insurgents too are granted access to their training in Yemen and Syria, acquiring those skills and they come back and teach others,” he said.
“They have their exchange programme of fighters. Their poisonous attack has already ended in horror attacks on British streets.”
Subi added that the lack of secure borders across Africa also makes it easy to spread the bloodshed.
“There are hundreds of fighters. It’s a virus that spreads across our borders. Their action leaves trails of blood and tears and sorrow,” he added.