The Nigerian police has denied that President Muhammadu Buhari queried the Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris, following revelations that the police chief ignored a presidential directive to move to Benue State.
According to THEWILL a statement released by the presidency and later posted on Twitter using the @NGRPresident handle on Tuesday night said the President asked the police chief to explain why he flouted his order to relocate to Benue in the wakes of deadly attacks on villages that had left hundreds dead since January 1.
“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,” the statement said.
But as many were expecting the outcome of the query, reports emerged that the police IG did not receive any demand for explanation in a jarring contradiction of the presidency.
The police challenged “anyone” claiming the IGP was queried by the President to produce an evidence.
“The IGP was not queried,” police spokesperson Jimoh Moshood told THISDAY over the weekend.
“Anybody that said the IGP was queried by the president should bring the copy of the query, let us display it.”
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