Friday, February 10, 2012

Xmas Day bombing: Kabiru Sokoto re-arrested

The Nation
10 February 2012

There were indications on Friday that escapee leader of the Boko Haram sect, Kabiru Sokoto, might have been arrested after all.
His arrest at a location in Taraba State, around 4am on Friday morning, has brought to an end the massive manhunt for the terror kingpin.
Kabiru Umar, aka Kabiru Sokoto, recently escaped from police custody under questionable circumstances, following which a national manhunt was declared, and a N50million ransom price placed on him by the police high command.
In fact, Kabiru's 'disappearance' cost the former Inspector- General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, his job, as President Goodluck Jonathan fast-tracked his retirement from the Force and replaced him with Mr. Mohammed Abubakar.
Kabiru had been implicated in the Christmas Day, 2011 bombing of the St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, which killed more than 40 persons.
He was taken into custody in the wake of the bombing, but escaped from the police team while being led to his Abuja home for a search.
The State Security Service will brief the nation on the arrest of Kabiru at 3pm on Friday.

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