As diplomatic paperwork is being concluded to repatriate Abubakar Sadiq Ogwuche, co-mastermind of the Nyannya Motor Park bombing in which scores of citizens died and hundreds wounded, the Federal Government Thursday announced the arrest of his father retired Col. Agene Ogwuche.
Mrs. Marylyn Ogar, spokesperson for the Department of State Security Services (SSS) revealed this during the daily media briefing by the National Information Centre at the National Orientation Agency in Abuja.
Ogar explained that the elder Ogwuche was taken in because he breached the bond, which he signed while taking his son’s bail in 2012.
It would be recalled that Abubakar Sadiq Ogwuche, a British born Nigerian was arrested on November 12, 2011 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from the UK on terrorism related charges but was released on Oct. 15, 2012, following intense pressure from human rights activists, who alleged human rights violation.
Contributing, Police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired military colonel would be made to answer for his inability to meet the bail bond which he signed pledging to produce his son when needed for questioning.
Director General of NOA, Mr. Mike Omeri gave the assurance once again that the over 200 Chibok Government Secondary School girls still in the custody of Boko Haram terrorists would soon be brought back home to rejoin their families.
Answering a question as to when the world should expect them back, Omeri said the Nigeria is currently working with members of the international community to ensure that the girls are rescued in good shape and the right frame of mind.
He refused to join issues with either Borno State Governor Alhaji Kashim Shetima or Senator Ahmed Zannah who have accused the military of not using information given to them properly.
Omeri commended members of the Kalabalge community in Borno State who repressed an attack by the Boko Haram and instead killed scores of the invaders, arrested several of them and seized many of their vehicles.
According to him, this shows that citizens are brazing up to the antics of the marauders and urged other communities to emulate the example.