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JUST In: Court Grants Abba Kyari Bail To Bury Mother



Court grants Abba Kyari bail

An Abuja Federal High Court has granted former Commander of the Force Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, two weeks’ bail. learnt that Kyari was granted bail to enable him to return home and complete the burial rites of his late mother.

However, the court subsequently set Friday, May 31 for determination of his bail application in trial over drug-related charges filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA following his arrest over two years ago on February 14, 2022

Recall that Kyari is currently facing drug-related charges filed against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

In another development, a Borno Youth Forum has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to release the former head of the IGP Intelligent Response Team (IGP-IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, on account of his exploits against Boko Haram terrorists and kidnappers in the country.

In an open letter obtained by The Whistler and signed by Ahmed Yusuf, Chairman of the Forum, the group said Kyari’s antecedents speak for him, especially now that the country is experiencing kidnappings and other insecurity situations.

They called on “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to come to our aid and release DCP Abba Kyari unconditionally. The association is pleading that the government should recognise the outstanding and unprecedented achievements recorded by DCP Abba Kyari when he was the commander of IGP-IRT.

“In Borno State, he and his team ended all the Boko Haram terrorist suicide bombings in the state by arresting all the Boko Haram terrorist Commanders involved in over 130 suicide bombings.”

The Borno Youths claimed Abba Kyari is the only officer who arrested Boko Haram terrorist members involved in the Chibok Schoolgirls’ kidnapping of 2014.

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They said he also arrested the terrorist group that conducted the last bombings in Nyanya and Kuje in 2015, which resulted in many deaths.

The group said: “He also discovered and destroyed two of their bomb-making factories in Niger State, and since that operation, no bombing has been recorded in Abuja.

“We can’t forget his arrest of a very deadly and notorious criminal kingpin across the country like Evans, Godogodo, Vampire, Ade Lawyer, Umar Abdulmalik, Halti, Zakari Yau, Ability, Dabo, Dogo Russia, and others.

“The government also needs to recognize how he suffered and risked his life to maintain peace, security, and the protection of the lives and properties of the citizens of this country.”

They added, “DCP Abba Kyari received hundreds of awards within and outside Nigeria due to his tireless and outstanding efforts on promoting security through intelligence-led policing, use of human intelligence, use of technologies and technical intelligence, and cogent strategies in maintaining peace in every nooks and cronies of the country.

“For his service to the nation, he received unprecedented triple IGP Medals for Courage, 2012, 2013, and 2014; a commendation award from American FBI 2019, for arresting the killers of a serving American soldier in Imo State, and he led the arrest of the kidnappers of four white Americans in Kaduna State.”

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