Boko Haram: Nigerian military arrests two men for sneaking into displaced persons’ camp

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.”

The spokesperson of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said the military cannot confirm the arrest of Shekau’s actor even as the military has sustained its counter-insurgency operations where some terrorists have been eliminated and others apprehended in the North-East.

Mr. Alonge said: “As you are aware, the Nigerian military has succeeded in routing out terrorists from some of their hideouts in the North-East and in the process some were eliminated and others have been arrested. We cannot at the moment provide the identities of those in our custody or in other places until after we have conducted thorough investigations.”

The local security volunteer group, known as Civilian JTF in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State claimed that it had arrested a notorious Boko Haram Kingpin, named Bashir who had been acting as Abubakar Shekau in some videos on the social media.

The arrested suspect was reported to have confessed to the Civilian JTF that he had acted as Boko Haram Leader, “Shekau” in some videos and was responsible for the death of his (Bashir’s) mother, two sisters and brother apart from engaging in mass slaughter.


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.


  • Otile

    Najerya look at China and learn. At first Chairman Mao banned all imported goods, cut ties with predatory foreign market forces, shunned borrowing money from World Bank, killed all coupists and ex-coupists, hanged all known corrupt officials, made education free for all citizens, rewarded scholars specializing in science and Math. He then looked inward,
    promoted unity and justice for all, checked religious extremists, abolished polygamy, checked excessive population growth, and emphasized nationalism.

    Today China is self-sufficient, 2nd most powerful economic power in the world. Here in the Republic of Nigeria Buhari is
    a non-starter. He is not doing anything useful to mankind. He is nepotistic and anti-science. His policies are not the way to develop a nation.

    Don’t get me wrong, I do not hate Buhari. The problem is that he does not know any better, his advisers and appointee do
    not know any better either. There are many Nigerians from every zone who can move the country forward, but such people are often ignored or clamped down by the corrupt forces.

  • Germany

    Nawawoo……. Naija

  • favourtalk

    Kudos to our gallant soldiers for never relenting in the fight against corruption and insurgency so far. God will continue to give you strength and support you

  • MushinSpeaks

    Kudos to men of the Nigerian Army for their zeal in fighting insurgency. We know you are cutting them down to sizes and in fullness of time, insurgency will be nowhere in this country. CHANGE