Embattled Commissioner of Police, Zakari Biu, who is currently being investigated over the dramatic escape of Kabiru Abubakar Dikko, a.k.a. Kabiru Sokoto, the alleged mastermind of the Christmas day bombing of St Theresa Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, in which over 40 lives were lost, yesterday opened up on his plight and trial.
The Commissioner of Police who was immediately detained after the escape of the suspect, and later whisked away by a combined team of military men and officers of the State Security Service, SSS, told Vanguard over the telephone that he did nothing to undermine the interest of the Nigeria Police Force and the nation at large, promising to tell his story when the time is ripe.
He told Vanguard on phone that his life has always been full of controversy.
His words: “My life has always been like that–full of controversy. I am sure that there is nothing that I did to undermine the interest of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, and the nation for the personal benefit of Zakari Biu. At this stage, I don’t want to say anything yet. Government has set up a panel.
I am sure they have submitted their report. I am due to appear at the Force Disciplinary Committee, FDC, tomorrow (today). At the appropriate time, you will be the first to hear my story”.
Pressed to comment on other related issues including the re-arrest of Kabiru Sokoto and how he was treated while in detention, he said, “I will not also comment on any issue and how I was treated after the incident for now. I assure you,I will talk later.”
Qaqa’s arrest ”ll sink Boko Haram - Security agents.
Meanwhile, Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that the arrest of the former spokesman of Boko Haram, Abu Qaqa will lead to the end of the terrorist activities of the group.
A reliable security source who has been part of the plans to contain the group disclosed to Vanguard in Abuja that already useful revelations had been made by the arrested Boko Harma Chief which would lead to major breakthrough in stopping the activities of the group.
According to the source, the Department of State Service would go to any lenght to ensure that all those connected with the Boko Harm group are brought to answer questions.
“Qaqa’s arrest has been a major asset to us and since we picked him up and started interrogation, we are getting the lead to others who are connected with the group.
“We shall do our own job very well and then hand him over to other authorities. The fear of the system is that the people in judiciary should collaborate by ensuring that they put national interest first when these suspects are brought before them.
“Many of the judges are fond of releasing these suspects on bail in the name of ensuring their fundamental rights. This is the time when the judges should cooperate in helping to arrest this terrorist group”.
The source revealed that the arrest of Qaqa paved the way for the re-arrest of Kabiru Sokoto, who had escaped from Police Custody in January this year in a controversial manner.
Operatives of the Department of State Service had on February 2, 2012 arrested Abu Qaqa in Kaduna State.