Four members of the Boko Haram have been arrested in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, as they made attempts to enter the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Pompomari.
This was disclosed by the executive secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Musa Jidawa.
The secretary explained that two of the suspects initially disguised as visitors to see relations at the camp but were apprehended, before the two others who came separately were nabbed while trying to enter the camp.
“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 explained.
Jidawa also confirmed that the last suspect came to the camp where his father, mother, wife and child were all taking refuge, adding: “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 poor man, who pleaded anonymity, told journalists that he barely escaped from his son when he became a target of the insurgents.
“I have nothing to do with him; he should be arrested and killed just like he killed others,” he said.