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Cameroon – Boko Haram: A radio of the terrorists now broadcasting in the Far North Region

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Written by Deckson N.

The jihadists are using an FM frequency to broadcast their messages in Tolkomari, on the border with Nigeria.

Boko Haram does not perform only the murderous incursions into the Far North Region of Cameroon. Just like other major terrorist organizations, the nebula now is disseminating its propaganda messages through media path. According to the Integration newspaper published on June 13, 2016, the terrorists speak quite regularly on the frequency 96.8 FM in Tolkomari.

The newspaper met with residents of this town in the Mayo-Sava division. They testify listening repeatedly jihadist messages. “By chance I came across this station to listen anashids (Muslim songs). But I realize that it is barbaric radio that we had heard it here a month ago, “says Belawa, a septuagenarian.

The locals reveal that this radio station emits especially in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. “When they attacked the home of Amadou Ali in Kolofata they took the microphones to congratulate their barbarism. They also talk often when the Minister of Communication gives a press conference in Yaounde on them “Garba Hassoumou informs. For his part, Larai, a trader said that “after the ban on headscarves in some localities of the region, they promised death to the signatories of such a measure. Now they say they are not weakened contrary to what we believe.

To believe Robert Baikam, former broadcast technician at CRTV-Littoral, resident at Tolkomari, terrorists have scoured all the frequencies modulated on the border with Nigeria. “They passed successively on 103.4 FM, 91 FM, 106.1 FM and 96.8 FM in the space of six months, their distribution system is very nebulous. Each production takes about 2 hours, they are based on extensive communication addressing the widest possible audience both in Nigeria and in neighboring areas. Each time for this exercise, two speakers will highlight: their words are coated chanting the Koran, people shouting and shooting, “he explains.

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