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