By Kingsley Omonobi
ABUJA—The military has arrested a foreign computer expert who is said to be behind the several video shots sent to online media organisation and foreign media houses.
He was said to have been arrested with some sophisticated equipment and copies of some of the videos the terrorists had sent to online media houses on their escapades, including that of the abducted Chibok girls, it was learnt.
Military sources disclosed that the computer analyst who is currently being interrogated was responsible for configuring computer images website and internet accesses for the group.
Sources said he was arrested after a shoot-out when a group of the sect members mobilised and attacked Konduga with a view to recovering the body of the impostor of Abubakar Shekau for burial in a site they would later earmark as their shrine.
Vanguard further gathered that the foreigner has made shocking confessional statements about the terrorists’ plans and modus operandi as well as their backers that would aid the troops in their fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
“We have made a very big breakthrough; the computer analyst is opening up and has made very big revelations on the modus operandi of the sect.
“We also discovered that the ICT expert is the backbone of the signals and communication links of late impersonator, Mohammed Bashir, who always posed as Abubakar Shekau, whenever he is talking on “youtube”.
With the breakthrough, the military is said to be better informed on how the impostor of Shekau was able to reach out to the world and claim victory over Nigerian troops after several attacks.