19 January 2012
There are fears in some quarters that Commssioner of Police Zakari Biu may be a secret member of Boko Haram and may have joined them to coordinate their activities in order to exact revenge over the death of his son, Tahir, who was killed in the October 1, 2010 terrorist attacks by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
It may be recalled that Zakari Biu was linked to the deaths of several persons killed during the Abacha era by bombing including Bagauda Kaltho, a journalist working for TheNEWS magazine, and Dr. Sola Omatsola, former Chief Security Officer of Murtala Muhammed International Airport at the Oputa Panel set up by the Obasanjo administration to probe incidences of human rights absue under the military.
Bagauda Kaltho was killed when a bomb exploded in the bathroom of his hotel. Zakari Biu, then an Assistant Commissioner had claimed then that the journalist died while trying to plant the bomb in the hotel.