Christmas Day Madalla blast: Detained suspect escapes

Date: 17-01-2012 9:51 am (11 years ago) | Author: Kimberlybrown
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A man arrested at the Borno State Governor’s Lodge over the deadly Madalla Christmas Day bombing escaped from police custody on Sunday while he was being conveyed to a location in Abaji area of Abuja, Daily Trust learnt yesterday.
Boko Haram suspect Kabiru Sokoto was arrested at the weekend during a police raid on the lodge, where he sneaked in through a friend who was given accommodation to stay overnight. He was said to be taken along with a Flight Lieutenant of the Nigerian Air Force to the Zone 7 Headquarters of the Police in Abuja.

Sources told Daily Trust yesterday that Kabiru was taken to Abaji on Sunday, where he is said to own a house, to allow police conduct search. But he escaped at about 5.30pm at Abaji.

Police went on a pursuit, firing shot and in the process a stray bullet hit and killed a 28-year-old man named Awwal Inuwa Ashafa, according to residents of the area.

Pandemonium ensued as people run for cover. Ashafa, who had an HND in Building Engineering from Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, was shot in the chest.

A witness said trouble started in the area when policemen from Abuja city brought Kabiru Sokoto in a Toyota Hilux van. A gang of youths flagged down the vehicle as it was heading for the Ona of Abaji’s Palace, creating a chaos during which the suspect escaped.

The police had earlier taken the suspect to a house he owned at Abaji to conduct search and were on their way to the traditional head’s palace when the youths saw him in handcuffs and then blocked the road, the witness said.

Kabiru seized the opportunity created by the youths and escaped. Meanwhile, the police fired shots in the air to disperse the youths, but one of the bullets hit a young man.

Our reporter, observed soldiers, riot police and men of the FCT Special Anti-Robbery Squad positioned at various junctions in Abaji, while a police armoured vehicle was also seen stationed in the town.

Abaji DPO, Superintendent Mathew Chukwkuma Okafor, was not available for comments. A senior police officer said four persons have been arrested over the incident.

But spokesman for the FCT police command Moshood Jimoh said no suspect escaped custody from either the Abaji divisional police or from any other police unit there.http://dailytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=152494:madalla-blast-detained-suspect-escapes&catid=2:lead-stories&Itemid=8

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- lopez2424 at 17-01-2012 09:58 AM (11 years ago)
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I don't believe this yet Huh? Huh?  Interesting country.
Posted: at 17-01-2012 09:58 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lopez2424 at 17-01-2012 09:59 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: lopez2424 on 17-01-2012 09:58 AM
I don't believe this yet Huh? Huh?  Interesting country.
Posted: at 17-01-2012 09:59 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- onedoor1010 at 17-01-2012 11:15 AM (11 years ago)
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Wayo ....wayo.............naija police self...
Posted: at 17-01-2012 11:15 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- blings_is_back at 17-01-2012 11:35 AM (11 years ago)
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 Tongue Tongue Tongue
Posted: at 17-01-2012 11:35 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- collineo at 17-01-2012 02:06 PM (11 years ago)
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It was already prearange, wu did dem tink dey re foolin… scheww
Posted: at 17-01-2012 02:06 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- edobaking at 17-01-2012 03:12 PM (11 years ago)
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i dont think we have a coutry  Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:12 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bachelorette at 17-01-2012 03:19 PM (11 years ago)
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I don't believe it yet....

Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:19 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- tmaxdon at 17-01-2012 03:24 PM (11 years ago)
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I read the news too...I was just wondering what kind of a country Nigeria is... "African Yemen" where terrorists escapes from detention..I have said it before that Boko haram is something some Politicians knows about.The northern Politicians are just using this means to disturb the peace of the Nation and to make Nigeria ungovernable for Jonathan..No Nigerian Politician should be trusted,they are all vampires..
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:24 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chid0n at 17-01-2012 03:34 PM (11 years ago)
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STORIES
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:34 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- TunjiBello at 17-01-2012 03:34 PM (11 years ago)
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it can even better for the yeye man called himself President to handover to Bokoharram, cos Jonathan, ministers & security operatives in this nation are disgraced to the nation & entire world.
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:34 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- imoc at 17-01-2012 03:36 PM (11 years ago)
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im wayo police
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:36 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- jocrime at 17-01-2012 03:42 PM (11 years ago)
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Laugh no gree me,even blind & deaf,know sey dis 1 na pure wayo,9ja una 2 much jooo.
 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:42 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- edobaking at 17-01-2012 03:42 PM (11 years ago)
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let pray this is not true
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- luther4real at 17-01-2012 03:42 PM (11 years ago)
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they'v planned it already.......naija police ar the real monsters  Sad Sad
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:42 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- AMANET at 17-01-2012 03:46 PM (11 years ago)
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9ja police nawa ooo i know it will come to this story since he come from that side, now how can we fight corruption without getting it from the tap root if na innocent person now dem go open fire immediately but now what happen?
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:46 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- kattie77 at 17-01-2012 03:47 PM (11 years ago)
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Naija i hail oooo
Posted: at 17-01-2012 03:47 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- MEND at 17-01-2012 03:52 PM (11 years ago)
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mek una dey sure b4 una post any news here ohhh. bcos person fit go kill ppl now ooo
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- Kenny_boy at 17-01-2012 03:58 PM (11 years ago)
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This is funny and unbelievable. If this is real true, IG must be sack and let Mr. president annoit someone he can trust as the new IG.
How can this happen. The North is really at it again.
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- etimoz at 17-01-2012 04:01 PM (11 years ago)
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The news is not fake,it's truth his muslim brothers made him escape so he can go and hurt more innocent families for their blood testy allah. Only in Nigeria such things happen.All muslims are the same,these are more reasons why Nigeria can never be one Country,let's split the shiit.
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