No, a French helicopter did not deliver weapons to Boko Haram

Updated on 14/11/2018 at 16:01

A claim that began on Facebook in 2015 and has been widely circulated on websites in French-speaking Africa states that Cameroon’s army intercepted a French helicopter delivering weapons to the Boko Haram jihadist group. But the story is based on a picture of a Cameroonian helicopter displayed on the Wikipedia page of the country’s air force.