Insubordination: Presidency Lied, Buhari Did Not Query IGP Idris – Police

THE Nigeria Police has described the alleged summoning of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris by President Muhammadu Buhari, as false.

Mr. Idris was ordered by Mr. Buhari to relocate to Benue State with a view to check the reported cases of attacks on innocent citizens in the state.

However the president during his visit to Benue, in an on-the-spot assessment of violence-hit areas discovered that his directive was disregarded.

He said it was just made known to him during his visit to the state that the IGP did not spend up to a day there against his order of the police boss remaining in the state until the killings were stopped.

“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,” a presidency handle @NGRPresident noted.

However, in an audacious move, the Nigeria Police has denied that the IGP was queried for his alleged disobedience to the presidential directive.

Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, rebutted the claim, according to a report on Thisday Newspaper.

“The IGP was not queried.

“Anybody that said the IGP was queried by the president should bring the copy of the query, let us display it,” Moshood reportedly said.

He argued that those speculating that the IGP had been queried by the president were angling to cause disharmony and disaffection, with the intension to distort facts.