The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has made it clear that Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers state was not making sense by making sweeping allegation that his men officers were parts of kidnapping gang and other crimes in his state.
Speaking with news men today, Thursday, shortly after a close door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Police boss said: “I just want you to read between the lines. If you have leaders making sweeping allegations obviously it does not make sense. I don’t want to comment on it.”
He said that if a policeman was killed, would be sensible for the governor to say the officer was involved in crime.
“I think you are mixing two different issues. A policeman was killed in Rivers in connection with this IPOB issue; it is different from saying the policemen are involved in crime. You cannot say someone that was attacked and killed is the one involved in crime.”
Ibrahim Idris said that he had the meeting with the Vice President to brief him on the security situation in the country.
On the crisis in the South East, Idris said that there is need to deploy policemen across the country and that he is in touch with the state governments and trying to mobilize the political leadership to be able to intervene where necessary on how to lessen the tension in the South East.
He made it clear that despite th security situation in the South East, there is no tension in Nigeria as a country.
“I don’t think there is tension in the country. At least you are in Abuja; you have gone around. There is no tension.” [myad]

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