Nigerian Arrested For Duping 9000 People Displaced By Boko Haram

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a suspect for allegedly duping 9,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of N27 million under the guise of supplying them food stuff.

The Commandant of the NSCDC in Borno State, Abdullahi Ibrahim, said the suspect named Bukar Ladan age 50 was  arrested in Mairi area of  Maiduguri, newswire PRNigeria said in a statement.

The suspect is alleged to have collected N300 each from the  9, 000 IDPs currently taking refuge  in different camps in the state capital, Maiduguri

“Our men found out that some of the women in the IDPs camp were grumbling that they have paid  for food supply without being delivered.

“It is very unfortunate that some people will go to this length and defraud this people who had suffered great trauma in the hands of Boko Haram insurgency.

“After going to the man’s house, we discovered that he did not have anything worth N10, 000. We don’t know what they are using  the money for, but we are still investigating him”, Ibrahim said.

The  Commandant has cautioned Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to be vigilant and wary of scrupulous elements activities  in the society.

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