Correction: BC-AF--Nigeria-Radical Sect story

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- In a story Feb. 1 about the arrest of a purported spokesman of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ahmed Abdullahi, the Borno state director of the State Security Service, confirmed the man's capture. Another official in the state, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter, confirmed it to local journalists.