Nigeria Police Chief Relocates To Restive Benue State On Buhari's Orders





The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, to relocate to Benue State – located in the country’s middle belt.

A statement by the Nigeria police force said the president has ordered that “the Inspector General of Police moves immediately to Benue State to restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis from escalating and spreading in the State.”

Benue State has been rocked by clashes between Fulani herdsmen and locals leading to deaths and damage to properties. Meanwhile an aide to the president has reported a meeting between the president and Benue State governor as at Tuesday.

The statement added that IGP Idris will be leading a total of 10 units of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) already deployed in the State. Special Forces, Counter Terrorism Units and conventional policemen are part of the team.

The President's Tweet.

Other components are the Aerial Surveillance teams, Explosive Ordinance Department and Special Joint Intelligence and Investigation teams. “The Force will not hesitate to deal decisively with trouble maker(s), any group(s) or individual for conduct likely to instigate the escalation of the crisis.

“The full weight of the law will be applied on anyone arrested for being responsible for the mayhem in the affected areas in the State,” the statement added.


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