Nigeria police chief replaced, no trace of Boko Haram suspect
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed the Country's Inspector General of Police (IGP), Hafiz Ringim and replaced him with Mohammed Diko Abubakar as IGP.
This may not be unconnected with the sacked IGP's inability to tackle the country's insecurity, as the deadly operations of the Boko Haram Sect grew in leaps and bounds under the tenure of Ringim.
The escape of Kabiru Sokoto, a prime suspect who allegdly masterminded the Christmas bombing of the St.Thereasa Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State,North Central Nigeria from the police may have been the immediate cause for his sack.
West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) Abuja Correspondent, Martins Martins reports that up till now, Sokoto has not been re-arrested, something that has in no small measure embarrassed the Jonathan government.
On January 19, the government issued the former IGP a 24- hour ultimatum to fetch Sokoto or risked been sacked.