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Nigeria police chief made to retire

Nigeria's president has forced the nation's federal police chief to retire after an attack by a radical Islamist sect killed at least 185 people in the country's north.

A statement from the presidency said Inspector general Hafiz Ringim had been placed on "terminal leave" pending his planned retirement in the coming months.

The statement also said President Goodluck Jonathan had "approved the retirement" of all deputy inspector generals of police.

The move comes after an attack on Friday in Kano by the sect known as Boko Haram that saw police stations bombed in the city of 9 million people.


From Belfast Telegraph