Teddy Oscar, Abuja
One of the masterminds of the Nyanya bombings, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, may have been arrested by the Interpol from faraway Sudan, where he fled to, but plans to extradite him back to Nigeria are still in process.
Mike Omeri, director general, National Orientation Agency (NOA), who dropped the hint in Abuja on Thursday, however, assured that the Federal Government is working very hard to ensure his extradition from Sudan.
According to Omeri, who gave the assurance at a press briefing of the coalition of security agencies, Ogwuche’s accomplice, Abubakar Rufai Tsiga, is still at large.
“Considering that extradition processes take some time to conclude, the terror fugitive, Sadiq Ogwuche’s arrival to Nigeria is till being awaited. Meanwhile, the relevant officials are working round the clock to conclude the process and bring him back to the country,” Omeri said.
Marylin Ogar, deputy director, Directorate of State Services (DSS), further explained that Ogwuche’s father was arrested when he could not produce his son as agreed.
She also explained that Ogwuche’s father will be held up until investigations is concluded and, if he is not found guilty of any crime, he would be released upon the extradition of Ogwuche.
You would recall that the National Bureau of the Interpol based at the Nigerian Police Force headquarters issued an international red alert for his search and arrest on Monday, but he was arrested by the Interpol in Sudan on Tuesday where he fled to so as to avoid being arrested.
Omeri also confirmed the reported attack on Boko Haram insurgents by residents of Kala Balge Community in Borno State, adding that an inquiry has been instituted to verify allegations of mutiny by soldiers in the state.
He adding that the casualty figures will be released, after it might have been ascertained by the military in Abuja.
“Regarding the mutiny in Borno State, the centre wishes to say that the nature and details of the incident are very sketch. However, a military board of enquiry has been instituted to look into the matter,” he added.