Friday, July 15, 2011

FG pacifies Boko Haram, docks 7 cops

14 July 2011

In what appears to be a move to appease the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, that has unleashed a reign of terror in some northern states, the Federal Government, yesterday in Abuja arraigned seven police officers and charged them with extra-judicial murder of the sect leader, Mallam Mohammed Yusuf, in 2009. Members of the Islamic sect had consistently demanded justice in the murder of their leader in police custody as one of the conditions to lay down their arms.

Meanwhile, former Borno State governor, Mallam Modu Sheriff has denied allegation levelled against him by chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum, Lt General Jeremiah Useni, (retired) accusing him of sponsoring thugs that later converted to the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. This came just as France has promised to partner Nigeria on security.

The 7 Police officers

The seven police officers who were charged to court yesterday are CSP J. B Abang, ACP Akeera, CSP Mohammed Ahmadu, ACP Mada Buba, Sgt Adamu Gado, PC Anthony Samuel and PC Linus Luka. They were dragged before a Federal High Court in Abuja, accused of alleged complicity in the extra-judicial execution of the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Mallam Mohammed Yusuf, in 2009. They are also facing trial over allegations of terrorism and murder.

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