Cameroon – Boko Haram: A close lieutenant of Abubakar Shekau has been arrested in the Far North

Written by Deckson N.

Abagana Modu was arrested on October 31, 2016 by elements of the Kourgui vigilante committee, not far from the border with Nigeria.

An important capture! That’s how L’Oeil du Sahel presents the capture of this suspected member of Boko Haram. In its issue of November 3, 2016, the newspaper informs that Abagana Modu was arrested on October 31, 2016 by members of a vigilante committee at Kourgui, located forty kilometers from the border with Nigeria.

Boukar, one of the elements of that vigilante committee has delivered his testimony: “It is a shepherd who told us he saw a suspect in the bush. He also said he carried a gun, but he was lying under a tree. We mobilized and invaded the bush under the guidance of the shepherd. When we approached, we actually saw him. There were two Kalashnikov brand guns without ammunition. We neutralized him, “he said.

According to the newspaper, Abagana Modu comes from the Cameroonian town of Amchide. To believe another member of the Kourgui vigilante committee “at the time of his arrest he held in hands, among other, a mobile phone. He asked members of the vigilante committee to allow him to make a single phone call and even if it was to pay them 100 million CFA francs for his release, it will immediately be done.

The suspect confessed during his hearing in Mora. In this regard, the biweekly writes: “... the man has not shown little stingy statements. He introduced himself as a close lieutenant of Abubakar Shekau (Boko Haram leader Ed). Speaking perfectly Kanuri, Hausa and foulfouldé and he also said to be the leader of the Boko Haram group stationed in Greya. And it is from this place that he was planning attacks and suicide bombings in the Kolofata subdivision and its surroundings, and until Mora “.

The suspect was transferred to Maroua in the specialized services of the defense and security forces.

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