Benue Killings: Senate Summons IGP Idris Over Failure To Implement Chamber’s Resolution


THE Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris has been the ordered to appear before the Senate over his failure to implement the resolution of the upper legislative chamber.

On new year day over 73 people were massacre in Benue State by suspected herdsmen.

This led the Senate to issue a mandate to Idris urging him to within 14 days arrest the perpetrators of the massacre in the state.

The ultimatum expired, on Tuesday, and no arrest has since been made.

However, a federal lawmaker, Senator Joshua Lidani, from Gombe state on Wednesday, raised a point of order calling the attention of the Senate to the continuous killing in Benue State despite the 14 days ultimatum given to the IG of Police.

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Summoning the police boss, Senate President Bukola Saraki, said the Police chief must appear before the joint committee, on Thursday.

The Senate Committees on Police and National Intelligence were mandated to invite Idris and report back next week Tuesday.