Journalist’s Accreditation Withdrawn For Asking Chadian President About Use Of S.A Mercenaries To Fight Boko Haram

The accreditation tag of the State House correspondent of the German Radio Deutsche Welle, Ubale Musa, has been withdrawn shortly after asking
the Chadian president, Idris Derby, about the use of South African mercenaries to fight Boko Haram, according to a Sun report.

His accreditation is believed to have been withdrawn on the orders of the Chief Security Officer to President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Gordon Obua.

Ubale’s accreditation was withdrawn shortly after the visit of the President of Chad, Idris Deby, to President Jonathan at the State House.

Ubale had asked the visiting Head of State, the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader, since he had earlier claimed he knew
Shekau’s whereabouts as well as the relationship between the multinational task force fighting in Lake Chad and the South African mercenaries fighting with them in Sambisa forest.

Deby responded by saying he was not aware of the presence of mercenaries in Sambisa fighting alongside multi-national troops.

Ubale was first called aside and questioned after which he was escorted into a waiting van and driven out of the Villa.

He was later escorted back to the villa to pick his belongings in the press gallery and his car and driven out.

With the withdrawal of his accreditation tag, Ubale can no longer report the activities of Nigeria’s President for Radio Duetsche Welle from the Presidential villa.