BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI
ABUJA—Aftermath of last Friday’s assassination of the ANPP gubernatorial candidate for April 2011 elections in Borno State, the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Abubakar Ringim has directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge ‘D’ department (Force Criminal Investigation department), DIG Ganiyu Daudu, to relocate to Borno State and take over investigations into the killing which is also threatening to cause mayhem.
DIG Dauda’s relocation which was immediately facilitated by a Police helicopter moments after the IG’s directive follows the arrest of 35 suspects in connection with the killing of Hon. Modu Fannimi Gubio (ANPP gubernatorial candidate) with six other politicians who were in his company by gunmen who later escaped on a motorcycle.
Recall that the deceased (Gubio) was trailed to his father’s house after the Juma’at prayers last Friday 28 January 2011 and killed along with six others at about 1 30 pm by 3 assailants who used a motorbike to escape from the scene .
Police sources disclosed that the assailants made several phone calls before assassinating their victims.
Meanwhile, the Police disclosed yesterday that 20 suspects have so far been arrested in Bauchi State following the outbreak of violence at the Tafewa Balewa Square and that various types of dangerous weapons including arms and ammunition, arrows, spears, cutlasses and charms from them.
According to the Police, 25 corpses of the dead, who are classified as unidentified, have so far been recovered from various parts of Bauchi state following the violence.
It was further gathered that the Inspector General of police has ordered a stop and search operation while investigations into the immediate and remote causes of the violence be carried out.