Street Journal’s investigations have revealed that by now, the fate that befell Hafiz Ringim, the immediate past Inspector General of Police would have been the lot of the Director General of the State Security Service and the National Security Adviser if the plan to smuggle Abu Qaqa, the Boko Haram spokesman out of detention on Thursday had succeeded.
Street Journal found out that the plot was not only daring, it was well hatched and executed. It also had a level of precision to it. A number of security agents who rode in a bus marked with a Kano registration number were gathered to have gone to the location where the Boko Haram spokesman was being detained. The men who included two who dressed as policemen and two other security officers told the officers on duty that they were acting under instructions from the National Security Adviser and that he (the NSA) had directed that Abu Qaqa should be brought to his office immediately as he was wanted at the Presidency.
Street Journal was reliably informed that all efforts to reach the National Security Adviser proved futile as his calls to his phone had been diverted to another line. SSS sources later disclosed that the NSA’s lines were probably hacked to suit the purpose of the terrorist sect.
The vigilance and persistence of the State Security officials however saved the day as they were able to put calls through to the Presidency to confirm the tale brought by the operatives. Not only was the claim debunked, the Presidency put calls through to the NSA’s office to intimate him of the plot thus saving a recurrence of the Kabir Sokoto saga.
The fate of the men who disguised as operatives in order to free the spokesman is still being shrouded in mystery by the Security Service.