25 February 2012
There are strong indications that the Federal Government has intensified the search for the collaborators of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in the ranks of the security agencies.
A highly-placed security source said on Friday that the outcome of the investigations carried out by the military and police culminated in intensified surveillance on the activities of security personnel, who might have sympathy for the Islamic sect.
It was learnt that security operatives had also intensified the search for the leader of the sect, Sheik Abubakar Shekau, who is believed to still be hiding in the country.
It was also learnt that the dismissed police commissioner, Mr. Zakari Biu, would be prosecuted for the escape of a Boko Haram suspect, Kabiru Sokoto.
A security source, who confided in one of our correspondents, said that security operatives had arrested most of the top operatives of the sect and were on the heels of the sect’s leader.