According to researchers of the Timbuktu Institute, Bana Blaachera, of Cameroonian nationality is the mastermind of the attack in the Nigerian town of Bosso.
Researchers in the Timbuktu Institute in an article published on June 10 note that “the attacks of Bosso mark the entry into operation of a new leader of Boko Haram, Bana Blaachera” who is also “the logistics of the terrorist movement originally from Cameroon.“
Unlike Abubakar Shekau, Bana Blaachera “present a sleeker profile to facilitate ideological reconciliation with IS although he is not on the erudition of the founder Muhammad Yusuf.“
From a temperament rather cool, Bana ‘likes little media and inflammatory speeches “unlike Shekau. And he emerged at the head of the movement “following the military pressure of Buhari and Chadian offensive.“
These researchers believe that Blaachera is the strategist who was responsible for the enlargement of the forehead to the countries of Central Africa such as Cameroon and Chad, and especially the new weapons supply chains including from Sudan.
The town of Bosso was attacked by Bana, for “Niger is currently the weakest link among the countries of the Lake Chad Basin although the proposed extension of the scope of intervention to the central African country is still of news. Especially it will be enough interference to local conflicts which are not lacking “.
According to the Turkish news agency, Anadolu, Blaachera joined the ranks of the terrorist group Boko Haram, “along with 3000 other Cameroonians in 2002, the creation date of the armed group by its founder Mohammed Yusuf“, noted the Boko Haram specialist and director of the Think tank of Timbuktu, Bakary Sambé .