BOKO HARAM ‘INFORMANT’ KILLED IN KOUSSERI, FAR NORTH REGION OF CAMEROON

Boko Haram militants pose in front of satellite imagery of Bauchi, NE Nigeria

Boko Haram militants pose in front of satellite imagery of Bauchi, NE Nigeria

AFRICA REVIEW
By YUH TIMCHIA in Yaoundé
Monday, January 21 2013

A man suspected to be a former member of the Islamist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria who is said to have sought refuge in northern Cameroon after renouncing the sect’s activities has been killed execution-style. A hooded man aboard a motorcycle rode into a neighbourhood in the town of Kousseri where he shot Alhaji Abangana six times at close range on Saturday afternoon, according to reports.

Initial probes by security forces in Cameroon and Nigeria indicate that the murder could be linked to the sect.According to one of the deceased’s wives,Abangana had fled Gambarougara in northern Nigeria where he had been repeatedly threatened by the sect members. In Kousseri, where he had set up shop and obtained Cameroon nationality, Abangana continued to be visited by Boko Haram emissaries.

In a letter addressed to the Cameroonian police found at his home, the deceased said Boko Haram had continued to threaten him. Police say he may have been unable to send the letter due to the threats. Sources say the murdered man may have had a lot of information about the operations of the group and could have been colluding with Nigerian security forces.

The town of Kousseri straddles the border with Nigeria and Chad. The border is porous and there have been fears in the last two years of infiltrations by Boko Haram members. Locals have reported that leaflets propagating the group’s ideology have been circulating in Kousseri, and Christians in the area say they have sometimes been threatened with death.

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4 Responses to BOKO HARAM ‘INFORMANT’ KILLED IN KOUSSERI, FAR NORTH REGION OF CAMEROON

  1. beegeagle says:

    - The Algerian, Malian and Nigerien ministers of Foreign Affairs betwee November 2011-January 2012 stated that BH are coallborating with local terrorists in their countries

    – The Commander, US AFRICOM says his intelligence reports show BH-AQIM collabo

    – The AQIM leader, while speaking to Al Jazeera after the June 2011 attack on Police HQ, stated that his group are supporting BH with training and cash.

    – Transiting BH members enroute Mali have been arrested severally in Niger

    – Chad’s President Deby called for a Lake Chad Basin response mechanism lats May, saying that all the countries – Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Nigeria are directly or remotely impacted by the BH menace

    – Cameroon have severally arrested or observed the antics of BH militants on their soil.

    STILL, we are told to by apologists and libertarians, to believe that BH are a local problem. Even now, a Nigerian is commanding a major unit in Mali. So say the Financial Times of London

  2. beegeagle says:

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/nigeria-interested-in-malis-stability-because-nigerian-terrorists-train-there-nigerian-air-force-will-deploy-fighter-aircraft-chief-of-army-staff/

    Elsewhere, BEEGEAGLE WROTE

    QUOTE

    ” There are some people in the libertarian community, fixated with engineering a Nigeria Spring revolution, who would go to any length to deny BH linkages to regional terrorist groups. To them, the only way to force change in Nigeria is to pretend that BH are rebels with a cause.
    The same people who love to mouth off about haven spoken to experts and authorities and love to claim impartiality have ignored the following

    – TIME magazine say BH train in the mountains of Mali (Sept 2011)

    – 100 BH militants led the attack which resulted in the seizure of Gao from the Malian Army (AFP reported April,2012)

    – The AQIM leader, speaking to Al Jazeera in June 2011 following the suicide attack on Police HQ, admitted that AQIM support BH with training and finance

    – In November 2011, Algeria’s Minister for Maghrebian and African Affairs confirmed the AQIM-BH collabo

    – In January 2012, Messrs Bazoum and Maiga, the Foreign Ministers of Niger and Mali openly affirmed BH activity via collaboration with local terrorist groups in their respective countries

    – Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Algeria met at a regional counterterrorism in Nouakchott with Nigeria attending as guests on account of the fact confirmed linkages between BH and terrorists groups active in Mali, Mauritania, Algeria and Niger.

    – General Carter Ham who, when it suits their unclear purpose would be an eminently qualified ‘expert’, has an intelligence gathering machinery at his disposal on account being US AFRICOM Commander, has stated copiously that BH and AQIM are cooperating. Our foreign media antagonists feign ignorance of that fact because it is counterpoised to their own designs of forcing regime change in the name of good governance and sundry rights – open society they call it. Well, look at open Libya now without Gaddafi.

    – were this Financial Times report related to a scandal, it would not have gone unnoticed by you know who. But because their Hausa Service is a tool of the CPC party, they do not want the FG to fight BH at home and abroad which would speed up the decimation of the group to the credit of President Jonathan’s government, since that would up the regime’s popularity ratings thereby making it harder to dislodge him from power at the 2015 presidential polls.

    That is why they are in total denial, even in the face of overwhelmingly NON Nigeria-derived evidence. All of those who have affirmed AQIM-BH-ANSARU ties would, on another day and in different circumstances be held up as “EXPERTS”.
    Now that an affirmation of their authoritative proclamations would expose BH as terrorists rather than victims of bad governance which apologists and liberals pretend that they are, it is convenient to downplay the transnational nuisance which they represent. ”

    END OF QUOTE

    Let the lies continue.

  3. BishopOfSapele says:

    There shall be absolutely no negotiation with terrorists. Period.

  4. makanaky says:

    I honestly still think the Cameroonians are not doing enough from their side! looking at the events in Mali and what happened in Ivory Coast after the death of Houmphet Boigny it is very dangerous for them to have a lukewarm attitude as uncertainty shall arise after the demise of their leader.
    I am praying that the silent islamic militants today dont capitalize on his demise which i suspect is their intention……….Not good for Nigeria as well

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