Malla: Boko Haram ‘sponsor’ arrested in Cameroon

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Security forces in Cameroon have arrested a former lawmaker in the nation’s parliament, Blama Malla, over suspected involvement with Boko Haram.

The ex-lawmaker is a member of the ruling Cameroon Peoples Democratic Movement (CPDM).

He is being held at the Mora gendarmerie brigade in the Mayo-Sava division of the Far North Region, HumAngle reported.

Quoting an unnamed security source, the online newspaper reported, “The former CPDM parliamentarian is being interrogated by gendarmes for colluding with the Boko Haram terrorist sect.”

Malla’s ordeal was said to have started with “the arrest in Kolofata of a certain Talba who is a nephew of the former parliamentarian.

“At the time of his arrest by members of the Kolofata vigilante group, the suspect was leading a herd of 10 cattle he said he bought at Meme with his final destination being Nigeria.”

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“During the course of his interrogation, the suspect Talba, known in the Kerawa locality as a member of the vigilance committee, admitted that the cattle were destined for elements of the Boko Haram terrorist sect adding that he was taking them to Nigeria on the instructions of the former member of parliament who is currently the Vice President of the CPDM permanent commission in Mayo-Sava as well as member of the Central Committee of the CPDM, Blama Malla,” another security source was quoted to have said.

Both men are in detention.

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