Benue crisis: Group calls for removal of IGP

Posted by Christiana T. Alabi, Kaduna | 2 August 2018 | 1,632 times

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•IGP Ibrahim Idris

The Kaduna state chapter of Igede Nation in Diaspora (IND) has called for the sack of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, accusing him of undermining democracy in the country.

Reacting to the recent impeachment notice served to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State by eight lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state assembly, the chairman of the group, Sunday Oibe described the role played by the police in the crisis as condemnable; saying the IGP should be held responsible for their actions.

“The police were said to have provided security to the eight lawmakers who sat to serve the impeachment notice to the governor. The Nigerian police under Idris has become partisan in politics. President Muhammadu Buhari’s denial that he was not the mastermind of the undemocratic action is not enough if the IGP is not sacked.

“The people of Benue State should be allowed to solve their problems. We are not satisfied with the denial and condemnation of President Buhari. He should step up his game by immediately sacking the Inspector General of Police because the police is supposed to be apolitical but what we are witnessing under this present administration is that the police and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) have become political tools for blackmail and witch hunting political opponents. This is very dangerous for our democracy. The rule of law is the ink that drives the machinery of democracy everywhere in the world,” he stressed.

•Culled from a Daily Trust report


Source: News Express

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