During Buhari’s visit to Benue on Monday March 12th, the president disclosed that he was unaware that the police chief did not obey his order to relocate to the state after the attack.
President Buhari yesterday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to his office to answer a query as to why he disobeyed this order to relocate to Benue shortly after the January 1st massacre that claimed 76 lives.
The Inspector-General arrived the Presidential villa last night to explain to President Buhari why he did not remain in Benue state as he directed him to do.
However a statement from the presidency confirming the police boss’s summon reads
”Pres Buhari today summoned the Inspector-General of Police to explain his flouting of the presidential order to remain in Benue State. The President has also asked for a comprehensive report on Police Operations in the affected States,after which further decisions will be made. We would like to restate our determination to ensure that the attacks and killings are brought to an end, and perpetrators to justice. President Buhari’s visit to the affected States continues, following the Trips to Taraba and Benue. Next are Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers States’.