Thursday, 16 June 2016

Boko Haram Establishes Own FM Radio Station

Daily Trust newspaper reports that Boko Haram has established a radio FM station, according to a report monitored on the Hausa service of the Voice of America yesterday.

Residents in Tolkomari, which is in the far northern part of Cameroon, have confirmed receiving broadcast messages from the sect via the radio station on 96.8 frequency modulation. 

The VoA report said the station broadcast mainly propaganda materials to counter media reports of victories by troops from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic against the Boko Haram militants.

The report said the Cameroonian government is worried by the new development and has commenced investigations towards locating the radio station, which is said to be on the Nigeria-Cameroun border.