In Borno Fraudster arrested for duping IDPs of N2.7m

The fraudster sold forms to 9000 IDPs at the rate of N300 each, promising to provide them with government relief materials.

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Men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno State, arrested a man for allegedly duping Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of N2.7m

Punch reports that the fraudster sold forms to 9000 IDPs at the rate of N300 each, promising to provide them with government relief materials.

The commandant of the NSDC in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim said “The suspects have sold a total of 9,000 forms to the IDPs in some camps across Maiduguri at the cost of N300 each, promising them that they will be provided with special relief materials from Abuja.”

Adding that the fraudster  “engaged the services of some agents in the camps, to deceive the IDPs that special relief materials will be brought to them from Abuja after filling the forms with their passport photographs attached.”

Ibrahim also warned those in the IDP camps to be careful of dupes and asked them to report suspicious activities to the command.

Also, a United Nations (UN) report has revealed that the organisation released $58m for the upkeep of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 2015.

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