Boko Haram kingpin, Kabiru Sokoto, still at large, police offering N50 million for info on him

Kabiru Sokoto BOKO HARAM

Kabiru Sokoto

The Nigerian police has declared Kibiru Sokoto, the suspected Boko Haram Christmas Day bomber, who escaped  custody wanted, placing a bounty of N50 million on him.

The police placed the ransom on Thursday after the inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, was queried by President Goodluck Jonathan over the escape of the suspect.

In a statement on Thursday, signed by the force public relation officer Deputy Commissioner of police, Olusola Amore, the Nigeria Police has placed “a monetary reward of N50 million for anyone who has useful information regarding whereabouts of the suspect or that will lead to his arrest should please report to the nearest Police Station nationwide.”

Mr. Sokoto, the alleged mastermind of the Christmas day bombing at St Theresa Catholic Church, Madalla, escaped from police custody in Abaji area council of the FCT.

Mr.Sokoto was reported to have been arrested at the Borno state governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja alongside a serving military officer, and he was taken to Abaji on Sunday by police officers investigating the case to search a house believed to be owned by him.

However, eye witnesses say the vehicle in which he was being transported was attacked by a group of youths in the town and the suspect utilized the pandemonium that followed to escape.

Following his escape, Zakari Biu, the head of the Zonal Command -7 of the Nigeria Police Force handling Boko Haram investigation in the Crime Investigation Department was suspended by the IGP and subsequently placed under house arrest. The other junior police officers in the team that lost the suspect have also been arrested and detained.

President Goodluck Jonathan has supposedly given the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ringim, 24 hours – from Wednesday – to produce Boko Haram suspect.

The placement of the extravagant bounty is believed to be eleventh hour efforts by the IGP to salvage his office in the face of looming sack.

The police described Kabiru Umar (Sokoto) as aged 28 years, fair in complexion and speaks English, Hausa and Arabic languages fluently.

He “hails from Biu, Borno State, was last known to be residing at Bulletin Quarters, Abaji, FCT,” Mr. Amoren added.

Culled from Premium Times

Original statement by the police

PRESS RELEASE.

POLICE DECLARE KABIRU UMAR (a.k.a Kabiru Sokoto) WANTED

 

           ………………Places  N50 Million As Reward

 

The Police High Command has declared Kabiru Umar (a.k.a. Kabiru Sokoto) wanted in connection with Cases of Bombing and Terrorism across the Northern States of the Federation, especially the Christmas-Day bombing of a Church at Madalla, Niger State which resulted into wanton destruction of lives and properties.

 

 

Kabiru Umar who hails from Biu, Borno State, was last known to be residing at Bulletin Quarters, Abaji, FCT. He is aged 28 years, fair in complexion and speaks English, Hausa and Arabic languages fluently.

 

The Nigeria Police has therefore placed a monetary reward of N50 million for anyone who has useful information regarding whereabouts of the suspect or that will lead to his arrest should please report to the nearest Police Station nationwide.

 

 

DCP OLUSOLA E. AMORE

FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,

FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA.

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  1. #1 by Panshak Solomon on January 19, 2012 - 20:25

    Thorough investigation may likely revealed that there are people behind the whole drama. All these things are planned attempts by some mischieve-makers. May God help Nigeria.

  2. #2 by Mimi on January 19, 2012 - 20:28

    This is where the witches and wizards of Nigeria should come in useful, except of ‘cos they are pleased with the current situation of things…afterall lives have been lost and many more may well be. uhmmmm……..

  3. #3 by ben on January 31, 2012 - 18:34

    Rubish

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