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Buhari should sack IGP – Poll

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For defying a presidential order to relocate to Benue State in order to properly confront and quell fatal herders-farmers clashes, the inspector-general of police must be made to face the music, the majority of respondents to a Guardian poll found.

Two months after he directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to relocate to Benue State and stop killings by herdsmen, President Muhammadu Buhari discovered only on March 12 that his order was not carried out.

But the revelation that Idris spent just a day in Benue and left for neighbouring Nasarawa State has never been lost on the public, reinforcing insinuations that a cabal has been shielding the president from reality.

“It is only now that I am hearing this. But I know that I sent him here,” Buhari told his shocked audience at the Benue People’s House in Makurdi.
Consequently, 82.3 per cent of the 1,568 respondents to the poll conducted on the Guardian website, Twitter handle and Facebook page said IGP Idris should be sacked for his defiance.

Another 28.3 per cent of the respondents said although the IGP should not be sacked, he must, however, be demoted to serve as a deterrent.
Meanwhile, 15.4 per cent of the respondents said the IGP should be pardoned for his misdemeanour.


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