One Mr. Mahamat Bichara Gnoti, a very close associate of the Chadian President, Idris Déby, has been apprehended in connection with the sponsorship of the Boko Haram sect.
He was reported to have been apprehended on the Chadian-Sudan border with 19 SAM2 missiles, which he allegedly purchased from the Sudanese army for Boko Haram terrorists.
According to Saharareporters, who quoted a Cameroonian investigative journalist, Bisong Etahoben, vis his twitter, that Gnoti claimed that President Idris Déby gave him “the funds to purchase the weapons, waved a presidential pass issued to him by Mr Deby’s office in order to get past border guards, but was stopped and searched by the guards who found the deadly weapons on him.”
The news portal further alleged that with the arrest, it was clear that the chadian leader was one of those sponsoring insurgency in Nigeria, also claiming that Mr. Déby had similarly swindled the Nigerian government “out of millions of dollars in Nigeria’s failed attempt to negotiate the release of some 200 high school girls abducted by Boko Haram.”
Mr. Bisong Etahoben also confirmed that Mr Mahamat Bichara Gnoti was actually apprehended on November 17.
Meanhwile, the Federal government has reportedly launched an investogation to determine the veracity of the report.
A military source also confirmed to Daily Post today, Sunday morning that relevant investigations had been ordered to thoroughly probe the matter.
“But do not expect the finding to be made public as the matter bothers on national security which are usually classified”, he added.