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IDPs wreak havoc in Borno, steal food stuffs

03 April 2016, 18:13

Maiduguri - The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno has said that Internally Displaced Persons are now stealing food in residents’ houses in the state capital.

The Commandant of the NSCDC, Ibrahim Abdullahi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Sunday.

Abdullahi said the command had so far recorded 10 complaints of food theft by residents of Jidari Polo Area in the state capital.

He said the command had arrested two culprits aged 25.

He said that the culprits invade people’s houses on Sundays during the time Christian faithfuls were in church.

Abdullahi explained that the command had arrested some of them who were confirmed to be IDPs.

``What is very surprising is that they do not steal anything apart from food items.

``Anytime we hear of such incidents, we always discover everything to be intact in the houses but the foodstuffs are stolen.

``The culprits are IDPs who are mostly taken refuge in host communities,’’ Abdullahi said.

He added the NSCDC would be working round the clock to nip all forms of crimes in the area. 



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