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Nigeria Recaptures Boko Haram ‘Christmas Day Bomber’
ICC Note
Kabiru Sokoto is believed to have been a mastermind of Christmas bomb attack against a Church in Nigeria. Nigerian authorities say Sokoto is a member of the radical Islamist group, Boko Haram.
02/10/2012 Nigeria (BBC News)-A man suspected of masterminding the deadly bombing of a Nigerian church on Christmas Day has been recaptured, Nigeria authorities have said.
Officials say the suspect, Kabiru Sokoto, was captured in the eastern state of Taraba.
He is accused of being a member of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, which has said it carried out the attack.
Dozens of people died when a church on the outskirts of the capital, Abuja, was bombed.
Mr Sokoto was first arrested last month, but escaped the next day while being escorted by police.
Mr Sokoto’s disappearance was deeply embarrassing for a nation struggling to contain an increasingly bloody campaign of violence blamed on Boko Haram, observers say.

He fled last month while police took him for a search of his house. Police said their convoy was attacked by suspected Boko Haram members.
Correspondents at the time said it was a result of huge incompetence or worse on the part of the police. Some suspected there may have been some kind of collusion between security officials and Boko Haram.

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