Buhari Summons Police Boss, Idris Ibrahim For ‘Disobeying His Order On Benue’

Buhari Summons Police Boss, Idris Ibrahim For ‘Disobeying His Order On Benue’

By News Agency of Nigeria on March 14, 2018
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

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, summoned Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, for questioning over why he breached his order to relocate to Benue following January 1, 2018, killings in the state.

President Buhari received Idris in a private audience. And Idris left about 30 minutes after without speaking to journalists.

President Buhari had on January 9, 2018, 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, March 12, 2018, in continuation of his tour of troubled areas in the country was told by Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State, 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 a full report on police operations to date after which he will make further decisions”, a source told News agency of Nigeria, 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, Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed the meeting but refused to disclose details.


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