17 Dec 2014

Boko Haram members arrested in Internally Displaced Persons Camp

Scores of suspected members of the fundamentalist group, Boko Haram sect, have been rounded up and arrested by the military and youth vigilante in Maiduguri.

A member of the youth vigilante group, Yusuf Yunus, told ThisDay on phone in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the suspects who had disguised themselves as internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Bama were arrested by the military and their men from one of the camps reserved for IDPs in the town.

He said that the suspected insurgents arrived Maiduguri along with those that fled Bama during the attack of Boko Haram on the town a few months back.

Yunus said: "The arrested suspected Boko Haram Insurgents, who fled Bama along with IDPs and had formed a syndicate along Bama road at Yanshayi opposite Tashan Bama in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, were rounded up by soldiers.

He said those that were arrested were brought to the headquarters of sector 3 around Gidan Madara 'Milk shop' on Tuesday evening and were later taken to Giwa Barracks within the town.

"Guns were seen in the possession of some of them which made some other people at the camp to tip off the military and the volunteer youth who subsequently rounded them up," he said.

Credit: ThisDay

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