Benue Killings: Police Boss Ibrahim Idris Shuns Journalists After Meeting With Buhari

Benue Killings: Police Boss Ibrahim Idris Shuns Journalists After Meeting With Buhari

By News Agency of Nigeria on March 15, 2018
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Ibrahim Idris, President Muhammadu Buhari, Ike Ekweremadu, Bukola Saraki
President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates, Ibrahim Idris, the new inspector general of police at the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | State House Photo

The presidency on Tuesday summoned the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, for questioning over why he breached President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to relocate to Benue following the January 1 killings in the state.

President Buhari received Idris in a private audience on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. And Idris left about 30 minutes after without speaking to members of the press.

President Buhari had on January 9 ordered the inspector-general to move to Benue to check the reported cases of attacks on innocent citizens.

However, President Buhari who was on an official visit to Benue on Monday in continuation of his tour of troubled areas in the country was told by Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue that the Inspector-General refused to obey his directive.

Ortom, who is not a fan of Idris, alleged that Idris only spent 24 hours in Benue, and later moved to neigbouring Nasarawa state.

“The president demanded for a full report on police operations till date after which he will make further decisions”, a source told NAN.

“”There is a renewed resolve to make sure that the killings and bad security situation in Benue State abates,’’ the source further said.

When contacted, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu confirmed the meeting but refused to disclose details.

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