Police IG Sets Up Committee To Probe Bomb Attack On Buhari, Others

The police said security has been strengthened across the country

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar, has instituted an investigative team to unearth the perpetrators Wednesday’s twin bomb attack in Kaduna which killed over 40 people and injured some 37 more.

The two bombs which exploded at different times, targeted a former Head of State, Mohammadu Buhari and a prominent Islamic cleric, Dahiru Bauchi.

The two men escaped unhurt.

A statement by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, on Thursday said that the team of investigators, which is expected to work in close collaboration with other security agencies, is headed by the Commissioner of Police in charge of Legal Department, Nwodibo Ekechukwu.

Other members of the team include: Chris Ezike of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Dan Mallam of the Monitoring Unit and Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi of the Interpol Unit and others. All the officers are Deputy Commissioners of Police, DCPs.

Mr. Mbah said on the orders of the IGP, security has been tightened in all states of the federation, particularly in the states perceived to be more vulnerable to terror attacks.

Another bomb exploded in Kano Thursday killing at least one person and injuring eight more.

The explosion occurred at the central bus park in the Sabon Gari area of the city, targeting travellers.


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  • Concrened Naija

    The Police IG should not just set up this committee because a “well meaning” Nigerian is involved. They should set up committees to look into the other blasts as well and come up with results not just a committee that will just go down the drain and you’ll hear nothing again.

    • ifebuche

      all major bom blasts we have heard of in the north have had their masterminds apprehended and some prosecuted while others are already incarcerated. Latest on the list is Ogwuche.

  • Rommel

    The Nigeria police has not shown evidence that they are apolitical meaning that their findings may not be without bias,an independent inquiry probably from the Scotland yard or any other of our more civilized common wealth partners would be more appropriate to help unravel the attempt,this is what we have done to ourselves

    • ifebuche

      keep dreaming.

    • redeem

      Major General Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

      Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

      The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government.

      While accusing President Jonathan of failing from the beginning to address the security situation in the country, Buhari said he has never been in support of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state.

      According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all.

      “What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta region at that time wanted to win their elections. So they recruited the youths and gave them guns and bullets and used them against their opponents to win elections by force. Unquote– Is this the type person with wisodm–a man who double speaks b4 he thinks-A man who locked up Sam Mbakwe and went for his second wife-all his talks are besed on gossips

      • Shehu


        • Jika

          Why are you bothered with this guy? I heard that his mum had eloped with a Fulani herdsman from his dad’s house when he was 3 months old hence his eternal hatred for the Fulanis.Going forward, I will advise that you view his comments from that perspective.

  • redeem

    Time to retire the IGP———-Dasuki —Badey and Gusua———they have all outlive their usefullness————u mean we should spend my oil revenue to hire investigators from scotlandyard—abi-?—–were u people not the ones who said Nigheria should not allow the Brtish to retrain our police during the era of obj–where were u when the people of North Central declared that the present IGP was a boko haram sypathizer-That the killing of natives in Jos increased when he was CP over there–and should therefore not be hired by jonathan–now u have 3 fulani security chiefs pretending to be fighting boko haram while in actual fact-they supporting the jihadist fighters in BH ati APC

    • Shehu