Displaced Person Found With N1.9 Million, As Troops Arrest Wanted Terrorist

IDPS on the move
IDPS on the move

Soldiers on patrol in Borno State have arrested an internally displaced person, IDP, Abacha Bulama, who was found with N1.9 million in a village.

Bulama was intercepted along with 30 other IDPs, including women and children, who were coming from Sunabaya,  Gumule,  Garno and Mane-Gana villages.  The money on the Bulama was discovered while the IDPs were being questioned by soldiers about their movement.



    Bulama is said to have claimed to be a businessman but while the others have been handed over to officials of the Dikwa IDP camp, he is being held for further questioning.

    Some IDPs are known to conduct business in the camps for displaced persons, selling essential commodities and it is not unusual for them to have large sums of money which they carry around because of the difficulty of banking their money.

    In a related development, the Nigerian Army said that it had captured a suspected Boko Haram terrorist who was declared wanted last year.

    The suspect, Sulaiman Umaru, is said to be one of the 100 Boko Haram terrorists whose photographs were published last year when they were all declared wanted. He was arrested by troops of 143  Battalion around 1.34 pm on Friday and has been taken to the headquarters of the 28 Task Force Brigade Headquarters in Mubi, Adamawa State, for investigation.

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