In a shocking story, President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ignored his instruction to relocate to Benue State during the crisis in the state.
Buhari stated this at a meeting with stakeholders in Makurdi, during his visit to Benue State.
Shortly after 73 persons were killed in January following clashes between farmers and herdsmen, Buhari had asked Idris to relocate to Benue.
But during the meeting with stakeholders, Buhari was told that Idris did not spend up to 24 hours in the state.
Buhari, who expressed shock, explained that he did the needful by ordering the IG to relocate to the state.
“But I did not know that the IG did not stay in the state. I am getting to know this at this meeting. I am quite surprised,” he said.
He, however, stated that the meeting was not the best place to expose the inefficiency of his appointee.
Buhari told the meeting that he was doing his best to tackle insecurity in the land.
He expressed the hope that farmers and herdsmen would continue to coexist in the state, urging residents to learn to live together peacefully.