Cameroon: France denies majority of France-made arms were seized from Boko Haram

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Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The French embassy in Cameroon has strongly denied the allegations, made by the Chadian minister of Communications, Hassan Sally Ben Bakary, that 40% of the armed seized from Boko Haram fighters were made in France, according to a communique issued Monday.

The denial made by the French embassy follows the allegations made Wednesday by Bakary during a working visit to Cameroon.

“France carries out one of the strictest controls in the world in arms sales. So a large part of the Boko Haram arms was seized from the Nigerian army, and others come from the illegal trafficking in the region ,” says the communiqué.

“The fight against arm trafficking in the Sahelo-Saharan trip is part of the objective of the operation Barkhane, conducted by the Chadian, Nigerien, Malian, Mauritania and Burkina Faso forces,” it said.


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