CHANGE IS HERE

CHANGE IS HERE

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kabiru Sokoto’s Escape: Group Wants IGP, Police Minister, Sacked

The New Nigeria Forum (NNF), based in Abuja has joined the clamour for the removalof the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Hafiz Ringim, and the Police Affairs Minister, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (rtd) over the mysterious escape of the arrested Boko
Haram kingpin, Kabir Umar.
 
Umar, also known as Kabiru Sokoto, the alleged mastermind of the Christmas Day 2011 bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State fled police custody this week a few days after his arrest.
“In a saner clime, the IGP, Police Minister and other people that are directly or indirectly involved in such a national embarrassment would have resigned voluntarily or at best, step aside
from their positions to allow for an unhindered investigation,” NNF said in a statement signed by its Director of Research and Communications, Mallam Ahmed Abdulkareem.

NNF wondered there was no how such a high profile suspect could have been moved out of detention to anywhere without the consent of the IGP, the Minister and even the National Security Adviser (NSA).


It said both men must answer many questions: What did they do immediately they heard that Kabiru Sokoto was arrested?  Was there any briefing of the Security Chiefs or the Police Commissioner, Zakari Biu just kept the arrest to himself? And if truly he escaped as we are being made to believe, who authorised the movement of such a suspected high-ranking member of
Boko Haram out of police detention to ‘search his house’ by just 10 policemen?

It said the entire Police Force is the culprit of the entire affair and that those in charge must be given the boot if they have not themselves resigned, and called on President Goodluck Jonathan to “show some seriousness” by relieving the IGP and the Police Affairs Minister of their jobs
without further delay.



“Failure to do this will simply imply that President Jonathan is truly not in charge of the affairs of the country and that the welfare of the people in government is more important to him than that of those Nigerians that are being killed daily by Boko Haram,” NNF said.

1 comment:

  1. THE GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA IS SO WEAK, CORRUPTION IS STILL VERY HIGH. FROM TOP TO THE BOTTOM. WE NEED LEADER THAT CAN DELIVER THE COUNTRY.

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