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May 25, 2018

Why I Snubbed the Senate – Police IG

  Arresting the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for failing to appear before the Senate is not something the lawmakers may want to consider. But the IGP still has no plans to do as he was told by the National Assembly. He has snubbed the Senate three times and ignored their request to come before it to answer questions relating to the incessant killings across the country and the inhuman treatment meted to Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district The Senate has called the Idris an enemy of democracy and he has accused them of trying…

Disarming Vigilante  Groups – Bad Idea!

  We do not need a Nigeria where everyone must carry a gun to feel safe for sure. We also don’t want to live in a state where people are afraid to go to sleep at night for fear of being attacked. But it is a concern that we may be heading that way, if the excesses of gun-toting Fulani herdsmen are not checked. It is worrying that we now have herdsmen who carry guns and must feed their cattle on people’s farmland. What is more? Rather than arrest and discipline these killer herdsmen, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim…

Senate gives IGP 14 days to arrest perpetrators of Benue killings

  The Senate Tuesday issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to apprehend the perpetrators of the recent killings in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of Benue State and hand them over to the attorney general of the state for prosecution. The attacks led to the deaths of at least 73 persons. Resuming from its Yuletide recess Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber said the failure to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators, who it said include “well trained foreign mercenary elements”, will threaten Nigeria’s unity as the crisis was deepening the country’s ethno-religious…

Police to sew uniforms in Calabar garment factory, says IG

The Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, has expressed the intention of the Nigeria Police Force to partner the Cross River State Government on the Calabar Garment Factory by sewing uniforms for its officers and men. This is coming barely a week after the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) expressed similar intention to partner the state on the garment factory. Idris disclosed the intention when he received Governor Ben Ayade in his office at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief…

Army to deploy 1,900 personnel, 6 drones, 6 gunboats

A total of 1,900 military personnel would participate in the governorship election rescheduled for Wednesday, September 28. In addition, two drones are to be deployed  in each of the three senatorial districts and six gunboats for the riverine areas. The Commander, 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Benbela Raji disclosed this yesterday evening while briefing journalists shortly after a combined security meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) and other sister agencies in Benin. He explained that the military personnel would not be found at either the voting or collation centres but would cordon off adjoining routes to the polling…

Idris is a big liar, I didn’t steal police vehicles – Ex-IGP, Arase

A former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase on Monday in Abuja described as lies, the allegation by his successor, Ibrahim Idris that he took away 24 police vehicles. According to him, Idris should cross check his handover notes which contains every information needed by his successor on vehicles bought by the police. The ex-IGP in a statement issued from London, United Kingdom, where he went for his son’s graduation also denied getting any letter from Idris since he has been out of the country. According to him, all vehicles bought by the police under him were distributed to the state…

Arase stole 24 police vehicles – Acting Police IG, Ibrahim Idris

A battle is brewing between the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, and his successor, Ibrahim Idris, over the claim by Mr. Idris that his former boss went away with 24 police vehicles after he retired from service. The Punch newspaper quoted Mr Idris as saying at a press conference, Sunday, that the 24 vehicles Mr Arase refused to return to the police included two bullet-proof BMW 7 series. He also reportedly alleged that the deputy Inspector Generals who retired alongside Mr. Arase also left with between seven and eight cars each. Mr. Idris told journalists in Abuja…