Escape of Kabiru Sokoto: Zakari Biu fired from Nigerian Police

The Police Service Commission on Wednesday announced the dismissal of Zakari Biu from the Nigerian police force. Biu, until Wednesday, was a commissioner of police in charge of criminal investigations in Abuja

The decision to dismiss Biu was linked to the  escape of  Kabiru Sokoto, the suspected christmas day Catholic church bomber from police custody. Kabiru Sokoto reportedly masterminded the bombing of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Madala, Niger State on December 25 2011 killing 42 people , he was recently captured in Taraba state.

The decision regarding Biu’s dismissal  was taken at the meeting of the PSC which was held in Abuja today.

A statement signed by Mr. Ferdinand U. Ekpe on behalf of the chairman of the commission, Mr. Parry Osayande, said the decision to dismiss Biu was as a result of his culpability in the escape of suspected Boko Haram terrorist Kabiru Umar.

Source: saharareporters


  • For God’s sake Zakari Biu deserves much more than expulsion from Nigeria police, he must be prosecuted! Dismissing somebody like this is like giving him ample opportunity to do more evil. The guy is a disgrace to Nigeria police and he should be made to face the music to serve as a lesson to people like him who are still at large.

  • Nigeria…do something more proactive to wade off fear from our midst. I pity those good personnel who are in bondage in that corrupt organization called the Nigerian Police.

  • Dismissal of zakari biu is not enough justification as a punishment. He should received life in prison @least,to serve as a scapegoat & new era. Well never the less,there is still sign of seriousness in the part of PSC& the Govt. I hope the present IGP will adopt a new strategy to make police more civil in their calls to served humanity&not humiliate then.

  • The problem of Nigerians is dat everything will still bounce back at corruption. What is dismissal to such an enemy of the country? That is why corruption and criminal activities rises in Nigeria day and night. Any country who excluded prosecution, sanction and execution in their administrative system to those whom they considered as important people but in the other hands, are the enemies of progress. How can such country survive? Immediately after dismissal from the police force, thorough interrogations has to follow. From there we culd have more clues on the people who are the brains behind all these menace. Which afterwards, execution shuld be the next line of action. But even the PSC and Govt on their own are highly corrupt. They wine and dinne together. When we see a transparent govt officials, we will know. 4 now, we are still in the era of stealing, corruption and covering the secrets that will help the nation. Imagine when a corrupt politician says he is fighting corruption. And imagine when a criminal says he is fighting crimes.

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