President Buhari with Governor Ortom during his visit to Benue State, on Monday, March 12, 2018.
A top Presidency source revealed on Tuesday night that President Muhammadu Buhari summoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to explain why he flouted the order to relocate to Benue State to stem the killings blamed on Fulani herdsmen.
It was learnt that the police boss was summoned to the president’s residence on Tuesday morning.
Buhari was said to have demanded a full report on the Benue till date which may now decide the IGP’s fate.
According to the source, “Police IG, Idris was the first caller this morning at the Presidential villa apparently to explain his flouting of the President’s order to remain in Benue at the height of the incidence between farmers and herdsmen.
“President Buhari who is believed to have summoned the IG received him in a private audience.
“The IG left about 30 minutes after without speaking to anyone.
“It is believed that the president demanded a full report on police operations till date after which he will make further decisions.
“There is a renewed resolve to make sure that the killings and bad security situation in Benue State abates.”
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media Garba Shehu confirmed the meeting.