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Ex-IG Ringim seeks asylum in UK

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Immediate past Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Hafiz Ringim, may be seeking asylum in the United Kingdom according to Daily Sun.

Ringim quietly relocated to the UK and has not stepped foot on Nigerian soil, family sources said. Daily Sun gathered that Ringim's application for asylum is before the UK Border Agency

The former police chief's request is reportedly anchored on fears that Islamic militants, Boko Haram, may kill him should he return to Nigeria. Ringim reportedly told the agency that his lucky escape in the June 2011 bombing of the Force Headquarters in Abuja, by Boko Haram, a few days after he threatened in Maiduguri, Borno State, to crush the group, fuelled fears he was a prime target.

Close friends and associates of the former police boss told Daily Sun that Ringim was happier living in the UK. “The sleepless nights Hafiz had because of Boko Haram shot up his blood pressure. His health deteriorated so fast that some of us were relieved the moment he was asked to go.

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