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PSC exonerates CP Zakari Biu over Kabiru Sokoto escape

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has commuted the dismissal of former Commissioner of Police in charge Counter-Terrorism Operations at Zone 7, Abuja, CP Zakari Biu under whose supervision, a notorious Boko Haram suspect, Kabiru Sokoto, escaped along Abaji road to retirement.

The PSC also approved the promotion of two Commissioners’ of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspector’s General of Police.

Kabiru Sokoto, Zakari Biu and Boko Haram explosion site
Kabiru Sokoto, Zakari Biu and Boko Haram explosion site

Recall that CP Zakari Biu appealed against his dismissal, blaming the escape of the Boko Haram suspect on other extraneous factors other than those attributed to him, resulting in the PSC exonerating him and retiring him statutorily.

A statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, head of Information at the Commission, noted that “These decisions were the high points of the 13th plenary meeting of the Commission held in Abuja yesterday”.

“The meeting presided over by the Commission’s Chairman, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, promoted CP. Danladi Adi Yirama Mshielbwala and CP Ibrahim Idris to the next rank of AIG.

“It also exonerated CP Biu from the issues surrounding the escape of Kabiru Sokoto, an arrested Boko Haram kingpin in Abuja.”


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