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    President Buhari Only Learning of Alleged Noncompliance of Inspector General of Police

    President Muhammadu Buhar claims he is not aware that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, left Benue State for Nasarawa State after he was directed to relocate to the state.

    The President Buhari made this claim on Monday during a meeting with some stakeholders at the Government House in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

    It is the first time the President is visiting Benue state since suspected herdsmen struck the state on New Year’s Day, killing 73 and reigniting the debate over the herdsmen-farmers clashes.

    It would be recalled that on January 9, the President had ordered the Inspector General of Police to immediately move to Benue State to restore law and order and prevent further loss of lives and properties, due to attacks by herdsmen in the state.

    However, the IGP was said to have only spent a day in Benue and departed for Nasarawa state where he stayed for some days, an alleged noncompliance by the IGP President Buhari now claim of just learning of.

    “What I did was to call him and give him (a) directive. And I didn’t know he moved here (Benue State) and didn’t spend (time) and then move to Nasarawa. It’s only now that I am knowing that. But I know I dispatched him here,” the President said, as reported by Channelstv.com.

    He added that as a loyal leader, he would engage the IGP for inquires upon his return to Abuja.

    “At every level, you have to be loyal to people below you. Whether that person is loyal to you or not is totally a different thing,” President Buhari said.

    “The easiest thing for me was to go on air and accuse the IGP of being too slow and not using the intelligence and resources available to him to foresee the action of the cattle rearers and so on. People would believe me, but I will be disloyal if I do that.”

    The President also assured the people of Benue that he cannot overlook the killings in Benue or any other part of Nigeria. He said he is genuinely worried about the attacks in Benue and doing everything to end them.

    Beyond accusing the IGP of disobeying the President’s order, Governor Samuel Ortom accused him of being prejudiced in the implementation of law and order and asked him to resign.

    This ensued a war of words between the governor and the IGP which attracted the attention of the Senate, especially after the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Moshood Jimoh, referred the governor as a drowning man.


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    a critical mind may be agitated to ask; does it our president is not in charge or what?

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