Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Boko Haram Suspect Turns Out To Be Nigerian Soldier

The story which was making rounds months ago, about the suspected Boko Haram member who disguised as women, is back in the limelight.

About half a year ago, when the Nigerian army was chasing terrorists out of Baga, a scandalous photo of the purported fighter who tried to flee non-captured appeared in the media.

The story saw the continuation as Sahara Reporters (SR) has exclusively obtained a video proving that the very man was actually a Nigerian soldier.

The uncovered 10-minute footage demonstrates the man’s interrogation, from which it becomes clear that he was a soldier in a debriefing session with a military officer. The unnamed soldier explained that he had been in hiding after the terrorists had seized their checkpoint, the Nigerian troops freed the area.

During the questioning he spoke in pidgin English about Boko Haram sect and wondered why despite moving in masses they had never been subjected to aerial bombardment. SR attempts to contact the military officials for them to shed light on why the the story had been introduced as the capture of Boko Haram terrorist, have pleaded unsuccessful.

It is worth noting that cases of suspected  insurgents dressed as women have been recorded more than once in the northeast of the country ravaged by Boko Haram attacks.

Earlier this year the Nigerian troops arrested a suspected militant in an unusual outfit in Yola. Under the interrogation the man confessed to membership.