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We Saw Helicopters Dropping Arms, Food For Boko Haram – Residents

Displaced residents of Monguno, in Borno State,
which was recently taken over by Boko Haram,
have said they saw helicopters dropping arms
and food items for the insurgents in the bushes.
The IDPs, who said they spent about 48 hours in
the bush running towards Maiduguri, expressed
worry that the Boko Haram sect was not the only
ones involved in the insurgency, but that there
are many foreign fighters and some external
supports.

Leader of the Nigeria Vigilante Group in Monguno,
Muhammed Sani,50, said he had, on several
occasions, spotted unusual delivery of items in
big wooden boxes by air, and sacks being
dropped in the bushes around Marte and
Monguno where Boko Haram terrorists were
camped.

"Even during the attack on Monguno, there was
an aircraft that came but did not do anything,
not even dropping a single bomb before it left;
then another one later came around the Monguno
barracks and we saw four men alighting from the
aircraft, using a rope. The aircraft left, but we
doubt if they were soldiers.

"Even before then, some of my colleagues and I
have been sighting helicopters dropping items in
sacks and some in boxes to them at the camp of
Boko Haram near Chikungudu and Kwalaram
villages. Many helicopters came to drop items
packed in boxes and sacks to the Boko Haram
insurgents at a bush camp between Monguno
and Marte; then we would see the Boko Haram
gunmen rushing to the spot to pick the dropped
items," he stated.

The displaced vigilante officials said those that
attacked Monguno comprised hundreds of
foreigners who looked like Chadians.
"Many of them looked like Chadian Arabs – they
were light-skinned with coiled hair, and there
were many young men from Monguno – who Boko
Haram had abducted when Nganzai was attacked
last year – that were now active members of the
sect.

"While Boko Haram members that are former
youths of Monguno were leading other insurgents
to attack Monguno town, the foreigners were the
ones engaging soldiers near the barracks," he
explained.

Sani, who said he had lived in Monguno for the
past 20 years, said he fled amidst the hail of
bullets when the terrorists became irritated by his
anti-bullet charms that rendered bullets
ineffective. His shirt and trousers were riddled by
bullets, yet he remained unhurt, he said.

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