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Agency Arrests Four Boko Haram Suspects In Damaturu

Posted: Oct 31, 2015 at 1:07 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu
The Yobe State Emergency Management
Agency, Executive Secretary, Musa Jidawa, has
confirmed the arrest of four
insurgents who attempted to
enter the Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damaturu.
He disclosed this to newsmen
in Damaturu, the Yobe
State capital.
According to him, two of the suspects
disguised as visitors, who came to see their relations at the camp.
Jidawa further explained that the two others, who came separately after were equally
arrested while trying to gain entry into the camp.
The agency chief however said, “security
operatives and some IDPs
screening entries and exit from
the camp identified the suspects, who were later confirmed as
insurgents by the IDPs from
their communities.”
He also disclosed that the last suspect came to the camp where his father, mother, wife and child
were all taking refuge.
The SEMA chief, while referring to one of the suspects, said, “A member of his Turo Kura village identified the
suspect and raised an alarm,
saying he belongs to the sect and
the suspect’s father, also an IDP at the camp, confirmed it, which led to his arrest.”
The suspect’s father, who
pleaded not to be identified, told journalists that he narrowly
escaped from his son in the village when he targeted to kill him.
The father said, “I have nothing
to do with him; he should be
arrested and killed just like he
killed others.”
The SEMA secretary said the agency had reinforced security
checks and means of
identification to ensure that
non-members do not slip into
the camp.
The Boko Haram members have in the past carried out attacks in IDP camps in the north-eastern states.