Maiduguri - The mysterious white man captured by Nigerian soldiers during last week’s storming of Boko Haram’s headquarters in the Sambisa Forest is a Frenchman
Daily Trust reports that the Frenchman specializes in repairing and unlocking armoured personnel vehicles and other fighting equipment for the terrorist group.
His identity is being concealed by the Federal Government and military authorities for diplomatic reason.
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The man is under custody and providing positive information.
A source said, “He was arrested along the Bama axis of the Sambisa forest and agreed to give vital information provided he would be spared
News 24 recalls the white man was arrested inside Sambisa Forest as Nigerian troops cleared Boko Haram insurgents out of their last fortress on Thursday.
Aside the arrest of the Frenchman, 39 other foreigners have been arrested in the last one week, following the fall of the dreaded Sambisa Forest.
The foreigners are suspected to be providing back-up for Boko Haram.
The profiling of the foreigners has started to determine whether or not they were working in cahoot with Boko Haram insurgents, who are fleeing their former stronghold.
The identities of the foreigners and their missions in Sambisa Forest will not be revealed untill after a thorough screening has been completed
- News 24