We were reluctant to post this information about the rearrest of the escapee bomber, Kabiru Sokoto.
Not too long ago, there was an alert in the Media on the rearrest which turned out to be false. This time around, we are pleased to announce that both the Presidency and SSS have confirmed the rearrest . He was said to have been arrested in his hideout in Taraba.
NAN reports that the spokesperson for the SSS, Mrs Marilyn Ogar, told newsmen in Abuja on Friday that Kabiru Abubakar Dikko, alias Kabiru Sokoto, was arrested in a joint military – SSS operation at a hideout at about 4:30 am on Friday in the Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba.
“Kabiru Sokoto was picked up from where he was hiding in a clothes rack at the residence of an accomplice.
“On his escape, he had taken refuge at Umaisha in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State before he fled to Taraba where he was eventually re-arrested,’’ she said.
Ogar did not name the accomplice or say whether they had the accomplice also in custody.
Ogar warned that perpetrators of evil would be brought to book and assured Nigerians that the security agencies were determined to end the activities of “unscrupulous elements’’ in the country.
“We are poised to bring to an end the activities of a few unscrupulous elements,” she said, and warned that the law would always catch up with perpetratohrs of evil.
It will be recalled that “Kabiru Sokoto” is the
suspected Boko Haram kingpin who masterminded the 2011 Christmas Day bomb blast in Madalla, Niger State. He was first arrested on Jan. 13 by the police but escaped from custody two days later when he was being taken to his residence at Abaji in the FCT for a search. Let us hope that history does not repeat itself and justice will prevail in this issue without any interference.