A Boko Haram Militant carrying explosives arrested in Kolofata
Spotted a few hours earlier, due to his suspicious movements, the man was delivered to the law enforcement forces while his sidekick, with whom he was obviously looking for a populous place to drop the load for a probable attack, managed to escape
Situated on the border with Nigeria, Kolofata has seen a resurgence in attacks , for more than three years, one of the places of predilection of Boko Haram, with alternating attacks on explosives and hostage-taking.
There have been persistent reports in Kolofata of Nigerians being pushed back across the border. These reports came as Boko Haram militants keep extending their attacks into the neighbouring Cameroon.