‘’Send Your Delegation To Interrogate Captured Boko Haram Kingpins’’ – Cameroon Army Tells Nigeria.

BY: SAYO AKINTOLA

There appears a ray of hope on possible but more effective collaboration between the Nigerian Defence Headquarters and its Cameroonian counterpart in the renewed fight against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.
The Street Journal reliably gathered that the Cameroon Army (Armee Camerounaise) today (September 24, 2014) sent an invitation to the Nigerian authorities requesting them to send a delegation of security experts to take part in the interrogation of some prominent members of the Boko Haram that were captured within the shores of Cameroon.
A top military brass in Abuja, yesterday confided in The Street Journal that four key leaders of the sect were captured in Kouseri in Cameroon during an offensive against the terrorist group on Tuesday (September 23, 2014). Our source disclosed that the Commander of Operations of the Boko Haram, Abakar Ali was amongst the four kingpins of the sect in custody of the Cameroonian authorities.
It was further gathered that Moustapha Umar, another key member of the sect was also arrested by the vigilant Cameroonian Army while Ali was captured along with Mohamat Ali and Issiaka Guere. Our source disclosed that huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from Mohamat’s house during a house-to-house operation conducted by the Cameroonian Army aimed at flushing out the dispersed members of the sect.

Paul Biya of Cameroon
It was learnt that a simultaneous offensive launched by the two countries last week which culminated in the alleged death of the leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, resulted in the destabilization of the various camps of the sect within the two countries. Not a few members of group were killed in the offensive while many of them actually surrendered themselves to the Nigerian Army due to the superior fire-power of the military.
Nigeria and Cameroon were yesterday, locked in an argument over who killed Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and where he was killed.

In a rare public show by the Cameroonian army, photos of Shekau were made public alongside a statement claiming he was killed during a cross-border raid deep inside Nigeria by its military.
A Cameroon military source, according to Cameroon Concord, said on Sunday night that Shekau was killed following an aerial bombardment of his hideout inside Nigeria.

On the other hand, the Nigerian Army is also laying claim to the same feat but without photographic evidence yet. The Nigerian Army said its soldiers might have killed Shekau in Konduga, a town some kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to a report posted on its twitter handle, DHQ said on Monday that, “there was no raid whatsoever in any part of Nigeria’s territory in pursuit of terrorists as claimed in some reports allegedly quoting Cameroon military authorities. “All operations on-going in the environs of Konduga and all associated border locations within the country are completely being undertaken by Nigerian troops.” Reportedly, the Cameroon armed forces since Sunday have been in serious combat against thousands of Boko Haram fighters trying to enter Cameroon via Fotokol from Gamboru Ngala in Nigeria.
This came amid confusion over Shekau’s identity as military experts are trying to ascertain whether the dead ‘Shekau’ was Isa Damsaka or Bashir Mohammed, who are both top commanders believed to be posing as Shekau.
Meanwhile, efforts to exchange some of the abducted Chibok school girls with Boko Haram prisoners have flopped again.

The Nigerian military claimed that its troops might have killed Shekau on September 17 during a desperate attempt by the sect to capture Konduga as part of their plot to eventually march on and capture Maiduguri.

“It is getting more certain that the terrorist commander who has been mimicking Shekau in those videos is the one killed in Konduga on September 17, 2014, the military revealed.
The military, however, cautioned that “the process of confirming the dead body we have is the same as that character who has been posing as Shekau is ongoing. He is definitely a prominent terrorist commander. I don’t want to say anything about this yet, please.”

The military source insisted that the resemblance between Shekau and the corpse in their custody is too striking to be a coincidence. They cited his facial marks, beard and teeth in addition to the recovery by Nigerian troops of some of the armoured vehicles and Hilux SUVs that had featured in previous videos of the prime suspect. The source assured that the Defence Headquarters will soon address the nation after full investigation of their latest discovery.

The counter-claims by both countries have raised some posers: Who actually killed Shekau and where was he killed and how authentic are the claims?
There appears a ray of hope on possible but more effective collaboration between the Nigerian Defence Headquarters and its Cameroonian counterpart in the renewed fight against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.
The Street Journal reliably gathered that the Cameroon Army (Armee Camerounaise) today (September 24, 2014) sent an invitation to the Nigerian authorities requesting them to send a delegation of security experts to take part in the interrogation of some prominent members of the Boko Haram that were captured within the shores of Cameroon.
A top military brass in Abuja, yesterday confided in The Street Journal that four key leaders of the sect were captured in Kouseri in Cameroon during an offensive against the terrorist group on Tuesday (September 23, 2014). Our source disclosed that the Commander of Operations of the Boko Haram, Abakar Ali was amongst the four kingpins of the sect in custody of the Cameroonian authorities.
It was further gathered that Moustapha Umar, another key member of the sect was also arrested by the vigilant Cameroonian Army while Ali was captured along with Mohamat Ali and Issiaka Guere. Our source disclosed that huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from Mohamat’s house during a house-to-house operation conducted by the Cameroonian Army aimed at flushing out the dispersed members of the sect.
It was learnt that a simultaneous offensive launched by the two countries last week which culminated in the alleged death of the leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, resulted in the destabilization of the various camps of the sect within the two countries. Not a few members of group were killed in the offensive while many of them actually surrendered themselves to the Nigerian Army due to the superior fire-power of the military.
Nigeria and Cameroon were yesterday, locked in an argument over who killed Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and where he was killed.

In a rare public show by the Cameroonian army, photos of Shekau were made public alongside a statement claiming he was killed during a cross-border raid deep inside Nigeria by its military.
A Cameroon military source, according to Cameroon Concord, said on Sunday night that Shekau was killed following an aerial bombardment of his hideout inside Nigeria.

On the other hand, the Nigerian Army is also laying claim to the same feat but without photographic evidence yet. The Nigerian Army said its soldiers might have killed Shekau in Konduga, a town some kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to a report posted on its twitter handle, DHQ said on Monday that, “there was no raid whatsoever in any part of Nigeria’s territory in pursuit of terrorists as claimed in some reports allegedly quoting Cameroon military authorities. “All operations on-going in the environs of Konduga and all associated border locations within the country are completely being undertaken by Nigerian troops.” Reportedly, the Cameroon armed forces since Sunday have been in serious combat against thousands of Boko Haram fighters trying to enter Cameroon via Fotokol from Gamboru Ngala in Nigeria.
This came amid confusion over Shekau’s identity as military experts are trying to ascertain whether the dead ‘Shekau’ was Isa Damsaka or Bashir Mohammed, who are both top commanders believed to be posing as Shekau.
Meanwhile, efforts to exchange some of the abducted Chibok school girls with Boko Haram prisoners have flopped again.

The Nigerian military claimed that its troops might have killed Shekau on September 17 during a desperate attempt by the sect to capture Konduga as part of their plot to eventually march on and capture Maiduguri.

“It is getting more certain that the terrorist commander who has been mimicking Shekau in those videos is the one killed in Konduga on September 17, 2014, the military revealed.
The military, however, cautioned that “the process of confirming the dead body we have is the same as that character who has been posing as Shekau is ongoing. He is definitely a prominent terrorist commander. I don’t want to say anything about this yet, please.”

The military source insisted that the resemblance between Shekau and the corpse in their custody is too striking to be a coincidence. They cited his facial marks, beard and teeth in addition to the recovery by Nigerian troops of some of the armoured vehicles and Hilux SUVs that had featured in previous videos of the prime suspect. The source assured that the Defence Headquarters will soon address the nation after full investigation of their latest discovery.

The counter-claims by both countries have raised some posers: Who actually killed Shekau and where was he killed and how authentic are the claims?

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  • Bart simpson

    street journal, your journalistic qualities are really not impressive, how could you have missed this video ?:
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e71_1410705993
    it is the aftermath of a battle in konduga in which the Nigerian army killed hundreds of boko haram terrorists, notice that the photo of dead shekau being claimed by a cameroonian newspaper is a snap shot from this video.
    Really how could you hhave missed this video ?

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