The Nigerian secret police today placed N25 million ($175,000) bounty for the capture of Maman Nur, the alleged mastermind behind the August 26 car bombing of the United Nations office building in Abuja.
Alhaji Nur was declared wanted on Septemeber 1st 2011 by the Nigerian government.
In a statement issued with Mr. Nur's photograph today, the SSS reiterated that Alhaji Nur, a businessman with ties to Boko Haram, was still on the run.
Full text of SSS statement:
Following the bombing of the United Nations (UN) building on 26th August, 2011 in Abuja by Boko Haram, which claimed about twenty three (23) lives, Mamman NUR was identified as the mastermind and security agencies subsequently declared him wanted.
Attached herewith is a picture of Mamman NUR. He is still declared WANTED. A reward of twenty five million naira (N25,000,000=) is being offered for information that could lead directly to the apprehension or conviction of Mamman NUR. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact the nearest Police Station, Military formation or any other security agency.
Marilyn OGAR, msi
Assistant Director Public Relations
Department of State Services