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Nigerian among victims of Brussels attacks

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31B324DC00000578-3469066-image-a-72_1456756721088A Nigerian was among the 31 people killed by the ISIS terrorists in Brussels last week Tuesday.
He was identified as Adeoba Moyo.
Hafsat Costello, daughter of the winner of the 1993 presidential election Moshood Abiola, broke the news of the dead Nigerian, said to be a student of Universite libre de Bruxelles.
A hashtag, #AdeobaMoyo is already trending in his name.
In three co-ordinated strikes on 22 March, terrorists loaded with nail bombs attacked Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and the Maalbeek metro station.
In the attacks, 31 people, excluding the three suicide bombers were killed, and over 300 people were injured.
Belgian prosecutors have charged three men with terrorist offences, including a suspect who local media said appeared on security footage with two suicide bombers at Brussels airport shortly before they detonated their bombs.
Authorities identified the suspect on Saturday as Faycal C., although Belgian media reported his full name as Faycal Cheffou.
Prosecutors alleged that he was the man wearing a hat and a light-coloured jacket in last Tuesday’s airport security camera video that showed three men pushing baggage trolleys bearing luggage.
The newspaper Le Soir reported that he is believed to be the third attacker at the airport, who has been on the run. The suspect was identified by a taxi driver who drove the attackers to the airport, the newspaper reported.
Faycal C. was among those detained by authorities in raids on Thursday evening in the Schaerbeek and Jette neighbourhoods of Brussels.
An arrest was also made in France on Thursday, while additional raids were carried out on Friday in Schaerbeek, Forest and Saint-Gilles areas of Brussels.
Prosecutors said the home of Faycal C. was searched by investigators, but no weapons or explosives were found.
Prosecutors also said that two other people were charged with participation in activities of a terrorist group but did not communicate a link between them and the Brussels attacks.
The two men were identified as Aboubakar A. and Rabah N. The latter was wanted in connection with a related raid in France this week that authorities said foiled an apparent plan to carry out an attack.
In total, nine people have been arrested in Belgium since Tuesday.

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