27 June 2011
THERE is anger among operatives of the inter-agency intelligence network currently probing the bomb blast which rocked the Force Headquarters of the Nigeria Police two weeks ago.
Sources close to the investigations told the Nigerian Tribune that initial reports put together by the police for the investigators were considered worthless and substandard.
It was gathered that some expert operatives deployed from the counter terrorism departments of other agencies within Nigeria as well as officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States of America were unhappy that the police did not follow many leads in the build-up to the bomb blast.
Again, a source said that some of the hard evidences needed to be retrieved from the site of the blast were tampered with due to unrestrained access of many officials to the location.
For instance, a source said that there appeared to be laxity in the handling of the blast by police operatives and the hierarchy as some officials were allowed access to the scene of the incident after the blast.
Some of the operatives were said to have reported during interactions with the National Security Adviser (NSA) that the police needed to brace up, so that they won’t further disgrace the security network.