One of the internally displaced persons at Pompomari camp in Damaturu, Yobe state capital, has appealed to security agents to “arrest and kill” his son for being a member of the Boko Haram sect.
The man, who is from Turo Kira village in Yobe, said his son attempted to kill him when the sect attacked his community. “I have nothing to do with him; he should be arrested and killed just like he killed others,” he said.
According to the Cable, the man, while speaking with reporters stated that he ha disowned his son.
Musa Jidawa, executive secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said the suspect was arrested after someone who identified him raised an alarm. “A member of his Turo Kura village identified the suspect and raised an alarm, saying he belongs to the sect and the suspect’s father, also an IDP at the camp, confirmed it, which led to his arrest,” Jidawa told journalists.
He disclosed that apart from the boy’s father, his mother, wife and child, were all taking refuge at the camp. Jidawa added that two other suspects, who disguised as visitors willing to see their relations, were also apprehended. He said the agency had reinforced security checks and means of identification to ensure that non-members do not gain access to the camp.