Ringim Gets 24hrs to Produce Escapee Boko Haram Suspect or Face Sack
President Goodluck Jonathan has given the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Hafiz Ringim, 24 hours to produce Boko Haram suspect Kabiru Sokoto who escaped from police detention on Monday.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Zakari Biu, the head of the Zonal Command -7 of the Nigeria Police Force handling Boko Haram investigation in the Crime Investigation Department was suspended by the IGP. Police sources said they were shocked that Mr. Biu was brought into the unit in the first place, given his background. Under Mr. Biu, many Boko Haram suspects have been released under questionable circumstances.
The suspect was allegedly responsible for the Christmas bombing of St Theresa's Catholic Church, in Madalla, Niger State, about which he made useful statements to the police concerning the masterminds of the sect.
Apparently in a bid to prevent him from exposing the sponsors of terrorism, he was allowed to escape in questionable circumstances.