Why Top Boko Haram Commander Escaped – Police

IGPContrary to the straight face put up by the Nigeria Police Headquarters that no detainee by the name ‘Muhammed Sani’ was in its custody or any of its detainees was on the run, fresh facts have emerged over the weekend that indeed, a top Boko Haram commander by that name escaped from police custody in November 2012.

It was confirmed at the weekend that a police document sent to the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) B Department by the leading investigator of the escape, Superintendent Saidu Sani, confirmed that Mohammed Sani, said to be connected to a number of bombings in Abuja and Niger State, actually escaped from police custody on 10 November, 2012.

The investigation report further confirmed that the failure of some men on duty, led to the escape of the suspect who has since disappeared into thin air.

Commander of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Saidu Sani, who reported the escape from police custody, said that his men who were on Mohammed Sani failed to monitor the man closely.

He said having placed Mohammed under scrutiny, his men failed to strictly follow the measures he put in place to stop the escape.

He, however, said that he needed time to look for the man and that he would re-arrest him within 14 days.


  1. Nigerian Police is in total rot. And nothing good can come out of it till Nigerians agree to step up required credentials to enter our police. Police killed BH leader in custody and now another commander of BH escaped from custody. Na wah.


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