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Cameroon – Boko Haram: Suspected of communicating with Abubakar Shekau, Cameroonian soldier to be convicted!

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Written by Deckson N.

According to Le Jour newspaper of 8 August 2016, Brahim Menoumour, an NCO (non-commissioned officer) of the Cameroonian army is believed to have written to Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram.

Brahim Menoumour was heckled at the Poupoumre mosque in Garoua on the 18 September 2015. Le Jour reported that the NCO is accused of trying we provoke an attack on the main mosque in Garoua. Following these accusations, this Senior sergeant on duty at the headquarters of the army went to the bar of the Garoua military court on August 3, 2016. According to Le Jour, the man appeared relaxed in court the day of his trial. The meeting of the day was devoted to the indictments of the prosecutor and the defense case.

The prosecutor reminded the charges against the sergeant. The newspaper reports that he has five, the most serious is the attempt of a terrorist attack. The prosecutor quoted by the newspaper said that at the time of his arrest, Brahim Menoumour was ready to commit an attack on a mass killing. “He has chosen this day and this place where thousands of faithful gather for religious ritual sacrifice on Friday,” he said.

The war arsenal found in his car at the time of his arrest is no doubt as to his intentions, the prosecutor added. This arsenal consisted of explosives, a knife, five bottles of gasoline, an offensive grenade and four USB keys. At home, it was found during the search, 163 war and hunting, two boxes for Ak47 loader rifle, a lot of fake diplomas, fake stamps and a pair of shoulder pads to the rank of lieutenant.

According to the prosecutor, the analysis found on the USB keys permitted to know that Brahim Menoumour is a member of Boko Haram. “He wrote to Shekau,” said the prosecutor, adding that in these USB drives, there were also horrific images. “We projected them, but the audience could not stand to see a piece of film, yet there were many,” she announced.

Given all these elements, his conviction was requested. The case was taken under advisement by the Garoua military court which will decide on Sept. 7, 2016.

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