Boko Haram splinter group head charged with foreign kidnappings, murders

The radical Islamist group Ansaru was formed as a Boko Haram splinter group in 2012

The leader of Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru appeared in court in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday charged with the abduction and murder of 10 foreigners.

Khalid al-Barnawi, whom the US State Department declared a global terrorist in 2012, was in court alongside six other defendants, including his second wife, and pleaded not guilty.