Force Hqtrs Blast: Two More Bodies Recovered


Twenty hours after a deadly blast ripped through the parking lot of the police headquarters in the belly of Abuja, more charred remains of human casualties are still being pulled from the wreckage. This contradicts claims by the police that only two persons, the bomber and a police officer died at the scene.

This is coming on the heels of disquiet within the top brass of the police. sources hinted that a large chunk of top officers are kicking the Presidency and the Police Service Commission( PSC), for approving the elevation of Hafiz Ringim to the position of Inspector General. They view him as incompetent and not qualified. He only has a Diploma in Public Administration.

Sources hinted that medical personnels and officials of the Red Cross were still digging through the wreckage to see if they could find any body. Also it was learnt that one of the officers injured in the blast died from his injuries late Thursday night.

They contend that aside from the fact that Ringim failed in the east while he was AIG in charge of zone 9, Umahia, he is the least qualified to be IGP. While he was in charge of Zone 9 ( Abia, Enugu, Anambra, IMO, and Ebonyin), kidnappings and robberies were the other of the day.

All the nine 6 Deputy Inspector Generals: Udo Ekpoudom, Israel Ajao, Uzoma Declan, Haruna Ahmadu, Uba Ringim and Olusegun Efuntayo, all have have at least a first degree, and joined the force as cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police.

The three Assistant Inspector Generals: Ivy Okronkwo, Azubika Udah and , AIG Dawodu all have university degrees. But were also ignored .

Ringim was not the most senior, most experienced or most qualified before he was made police boss by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010.

Said our source " the top brass had been quiet about this, but the way things are going they are speaking up. Ringim was not the most senior, has no degree what so ever, ...even those with law degrees and advan ed degrees were ignored..He was not even an exemplary officer. This man was moved from zone 9 to be IG...we all know the mayhem and madness in the east while he was there."

As for IGP Ringim he joined the force as cadet inspector with a high school certificate in 1977. He served with the Police Mobile Force, defunct National Guard and was Commissioner of police in Bayelsa, Osun and Adamawa.

While his resume says he has a diploma in public Administration, some sources hinted that he only has a diploma in Islamic studies.