Boko Haram Claims Kidnap Of French Priest In Cameroon


georges_vandenbeuschThe leadership of Boko Haram says it abducted a French priest, Georges Vandenbeusch, in the Nigeria-Northern Cameroon border area yesterday.
The claim is contained in a message the sect sent to journalists in Maiduguri, Borno State, explaining that the act was in protest over its fighters being detained in by Cameroon. The operation was said to have been carried out with its Ansaru sect collaborators.

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Two days ago, the United States Department of State formally designated Boko Haram and Ansaru as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) under Section 219 of her Immigration and Nationality Act, and as Designated Global Terrorists under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.

She said in a statement that the designations will assist U.S. and other law enforcement partners in their efforts to investigate and prosecute terrorist suspects associated both groups.

The United States had previously placed a bounty on the heads of both groups. More details of the abduction later.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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