‘Ibrahim Idris Should Have Been Sacked’ – Buhari Staunch Support Slams President

‘Ibrahim Idris Should Have Been Sacked’ – Buhari Staunch Support Slams President

By Wires | The Trent on March 21, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari, Nasiru Darazo, APC
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

Hassan Stan-Labo, a retired military officer and staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has criticized the president for not sacking should have removed Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, from office.

Hassan said this on Sunday, March 18, 2018, while reacting to the President’s statement in Benue State.

The retired military officer who was a guest on Channels Television Programme, Politics Today said apart from visiting the state troubled by Fulani herdsmen attacks, President Buhari needs to take more action as the Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic.

Colonel Hassan Stan-Labo (rtd) | News Express

“The President as the Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic is the State. He is the State. The president should, therefore, bring to bear on governance generally.

“If I was the commander in Chief, in his (Buhari) position. As I am telling you that I am surprised he never went, I will immediately be announcing his retirement asking the next fellow to remain in the acting capacity until I appoint another Inspector General.”

Stan-Labo said further that the President’s action if he had sacked the IGP, would have sent a message to police officers who work in a lackadaisical manner.

“It will send a message down that you are a serious President,” he said.

The Nigeria Police according to the retired military officer are overwhelmed. Stan-Labo said the police are overwhelmed by the incessant killings and cannot solely tackle the herdsmen-farmers successfully.

He suggested that more military intervention is needed.

“The police is not wired to carry out some of the functions assigned to them. I don’t see what the police are doing in Benue, running around in the forest.

“Giving what is going on, we know the police is overwhelmed. The police are got a huge manpower deficit which goes in tandem with its capacity deficiency and so on.

“The task in Benue, Taraba and so on are fully military tasks.”

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday last week said he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police left Benue State for Nasarawa State after he was ordered to relocate to the state.

This led many to wonder why the IGP would flouts the President’s directive without repercussion.

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