Christmas 2011 Madalla Bomb Mastermind re-arrested
Umar Sokoto was first arrested in the Central Business District of Abuja after the blast but he managed to escape from a police van ,which was conveying him to his residence to conduct a search.
Sokoto’s escape is reported to have been facilitated by a commisioner of police, Zakari Biu who is currently on suspension for the alleged crime.
Sokoto was later declared wanted by the police in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Olusola Amore on January 19 with a ransom of N50 Million placed on him.
28 year old Sokoto who hails from Biu in Borno state was last known to be residing at Bulletin Quaters in the Federal Capital Terrritory.
He was allegedly arrested while emerging from a Boko Haram cell in Muntum Biu ,a remote village in Taraba State on Friday morning.
He is currently being held in one of the state security’s interrogation centres in Abuja and will be transferred to the military soon.
- Xmas day bomb suspect caught at border, rearrested (kayceeweezy.wordpress.com)
Posted on February 10, 2012, in Home and tagged Abuja, Boko Haram, Borno State, Inspector General of Police, Niger State, Nigeria, State Security Service, Taraba State. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.