Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris To Be Questioned By Lawmakers Over Benue Killings

By Adenike Lucas

Lawmakers in the upper chamber have summoned Ibrahim Idris to the National Assembly – where he will be “able to make an explanation” on how he is dealing with the issue of herdsmen attacks in Benue.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, directed the Committee on Police and Intelligence to invite the Inspector General of Police at plenary today.

The Senate decided to launch an investigation into the herdsmen constant attack on farmers, after more than 70 people were killed in Benue.

Lawmakers hope to prevent further attacks through an investigative panel, which will question the IGP and others security personnel.

The Committee set up to investigate the matter will need to report back to the House by “Tuesday the exact situation we are.”

Senator Saraki, today said Mr Idris will be “able to make an explanation to us on where we are with the two weeks ultimatum

14 – Day Ultimatum

Last month, the Senate gave the IGP 14-days in which he was asked to fish out the gruesome killers.

In his call for action, Senator Saraki said, “We want to see immediate action. One point raised here today is the issue of justice. Without justice we cannot see unity and that justice stands as one of our recommendations.

“In the next 14 days, the Inspector General of Police must find the perpetrators, arrest them, and the Attorney General of Benue State must prosecute them. That is minimum requirement and it must happen.”



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