Herdsmen’s killings: Buhari queries IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday queried Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for allegedly flouting his order to relocqte to Benue State two months ago until killings by Fulani herdsmen subside.

Buhari had in the state capital, Makurdi, told a stunned audience on Monday that he was shocked to learn that Idris ignored his order and instead went to neighbouring Nasarawa State.

On Tuesday, Idris met with the president at the State House, Abuja for 30 minutes and left without addressing journalists.

Idris told the president that he sirwcted Assistabt Inspectors- General of Police to oversee operational centres.

He also explained to the President why he left Benue State in a hurry.

The president then told Idris to submit a comprehensive report on the assignment given to him within 48 hours.

The presidency said in a tweet on Tuesday: “Pres @MBuhari 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.”

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