Nigerian man suspected to be Boko Haram terrorist
arrested in Germany
– A suspected member of the Boko Haram sect has been arrested in Germany
– He is a twenty-seven year old man named Amaechi Fred O
– He is suspected to have participated in several terrorist attacks
Security operatives in Germany have arrested a Nigerian man suspected to be a fleeing member of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The man, identified as Amaechi Fred O, was arrested by the authorities in Bavaria on Wednesday, January 24.
Twenty four hours after his arrest, a court issued an arrest warrant and ordered that he be remanded in custody, Reuters reports.
The chief federal prosecutor in a statement said: “He is strongly suspected of being a member of the foreign terrorist organization Boko Haram.”
The statement said the suspect was believed to have joined Boko Haram in 2013 and had admitted to actively taking part in four attacks against Nigerian civilians during his one-year of membership of the terrorist group.
He has also reportedly admitted to killing several people during two attacks on schools and one attack on a village, during which members of Boko Haram took girls hostages and burned down a church.
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that a research by the BBC monitoring has revealed that Boko Haram insurgents were stronger in 2017 than in 2016.
The Nigerian government had repeatedly said that the Boko Haram group has been defeated but BBC analysis of its attacks shows little change.
The research by showed the group killed more than 900 people in 2017, marginally more than it did in 2016.