Reports have emerged that the son of Former chief justice of Nigeria Muhammadu Uwais has gone to the Middle East to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) terrorist group.
According to a report by Naij, the son of the 79-year-old Justice Uwais, who served as the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria from 1995 till 2006, is now an active combatant with Isis.
It was learnt that he left Nigeria for Syria with his immediate family to allegedly enlist and fight alongside the Isis terrorists who presently control large territories in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Justice Uwais, served as the chairman of the committee that reviewed Nigeria’s electoral laws in 2007, that is after his retirement.
He has been informed about his son’s decision although it cannot yet be ascertained if the son had been involved with Nigeria’s home-bred Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram.