Buhari ‘queries’ IGP for disobeying his order on Benue’


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday summoned ‘erring’ inspector-general of police, Mr Ibrahim Idris to Aso Rock in respect of the ‘disobedience of order’ allegation leveled by the former against the Police boss.
The Commander-in-Chief had instructed the inspector-general on January 9 to relocate temporarily to Benue so as to forestall further killings by the herdsmen, but the IG reportedly only complied with the directive for just one day.
PMB, as he is fondly referred to disclosed this during the just concluded official visit to Benue on Monday.
The number one citizen of the country said he was not aware that Idris did not follow his instruction.
On Tuesday, the inspector-general was at the presidential villa where he was reportedly queried over the Benue controversy.
Buhari had a private audience with the IGP who left about 30 minutes later.
“It is believed that the president demanded a full report on police operations till date after which he will make further decisions,” a presidential source told reporters.
“There is a renewed resolve to make sure that the killings and bad security situation in Benue state abates.”
When contacted, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirmed the meeting but refused to disclose details.


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