The Police yesterday placed a reward of N50 million on the alleged Christmas Day bombing mastermind, as pressure intensified on the Force to find Kabiru Umar who dramatically escaped from custody on Sunday. A public notice issued yesterday in Abuja by the Force Headquarters said Umar (aka Kabiru Sokoto) “has been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force in connection with cases of bombing and national disturbances experienced across the northern states of the federation, especially the bombing of a church at Madalla, Niger State, which resulted into wanton destruction of lives and properties.”
In a statement, Force Public Relations Officer DCP Olusola Amore said Kabiru Umar hails from Biu, Borno State, and was last known to be residing at Bulletin Quarters, Abaji, FCT. He is aged 28 years, fair in complexion and speaks English, Hausa and Arabic languages fluently. The Christmas Day bombing at Madalla, claimed by the Boko Haram sect, killed dozens of people, many of them churchgoers.