The Nigerian military said it has arrested two men for sneaking into a displaced person’s camps in Borno State.
Suicide explosions by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in displaced persons’ camps in North-eastern Nigeria have caused the deaths of hundreds of people.
In one of such explosions on February 9, at the internally displaced persons’ camp in Dikwa, Borno State, 58 people were killed and 78 injured according to official figures. The military in a statement circulated by PRNigeria on Sunday said it is currently interrogating the two men.
Read the military’s statement below.
The Nigerian military has arrested two suspects, Audu Umar and Hassan Umar, for smuggling themselves among the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) brought from Pulka to Gwoza Camp in Borno State.
The male suspects, who gave their names as Audu Umar and Hassan Umar, are undergoing interrogation by the military and intelligence operatives.
Meanwhile the Nigerian military is yet to confirm the speculation of an arrest of Boko Haram kingpin, popularly known as Bashir Sarkin Yanka, which in Hausa means “Bashir the King of Slaughter.”