Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Army arrests Frenchman who repairs Boko Haram’s equipment in Sambisa

29 December 2016, 08:05

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.

Also read: WATCH: Nigerian soldiers cooking jollof rice in forest

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

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX
&nbps;

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...