Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) in Borno State has said that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are now stealing foods in residents’ houses in Maiduguri.
The Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Sunday. According to him, the command had so far recorded 10 complaints of food theft by residents of Jidari Polo Area in the state capital. Two culprits aged 25 have been arrested by the Command.
Explaining how they operate, Abdullahi said the culprits invade people’s houses on Sundays during the time Christian faithful are in the church.
“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 assured that the NSCDC would continue doing its best at fighting all forms of crime.