Nigeria Police Force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, who reacted to report of Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, flouting the directive of President Buhari to relocate to Benue state after the January 1st massacre, said contrary to reports, the IGP got no query.
Recall that tweets from the official handle of President Buhari on March 13, which has long be deleted read;
“President Buhari today summoned the Inspector-General of Police to explain his flouting of the presidential order to remain in Benue State. The President has also asked for a comprehensive report on Police Operations in the affected States, after which further decisions will be made.
“We would like to restate our determination to ensure that the attacks and killings are brought to an end, and perpetrators to justice.”
Nigeria police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, in an interview with This Day yesterday, claimed that those speculating that the IGP had been queried by President Buhari, were just trying to cause disharmony and disaffection with the intention to distort facts, as he further challenged anyone with a copy of the query to present it.
The IGP was not queried. There is very clear issue on that, that he was not queried by the President. Anybody that said the IGP was queried by the president should bring the copy of the query, let us display it,” Moshood said.
Few days ago, we reported that the president, during his condolence visit to Benue, had told the people that he was not aware that his police chief did not heed his order to relocate to the state following the crisis between herdsmen and farmers which led to the killing of over 70 people.
Benue people, including the state governor, Samuel Ortom, had told the president that contrary to his instruction, Mr. Idris spent just one day in Benue before leaving for the nearby Nasarawa State.
The president had also during the visit to Benue promised that he would ensure that there is an end to killings and terrorism in the country.