Reps demand sack of IGP, Police spokesman



Members of the House of Representatives have demanded the immediate sack the Inspector- General Police (IGP), Mr. Idris Ibrahim and the Force Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood.

The House which passed a vote of no confidence on the IGP urged President Muhammadu Buhari to replace him with a more professional police officer.
The lawmakers’ action was sequel to a motion under “Matters of Public Importance on Thuggery in Kano State” which was moved by Hon. Nuhu Damburam (APC, Kano) and another motion by Hon. Mark Gbillah on the alleged derogatory statements of Jimoh against Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
Damburam stated that the Nigeria Police and other security agencies had turned blind eyes to the acts of terror being perpetrated in the open in Kano and other parts of the country.
In their resolution on Gbillah’s motion, the lawmakers demanded that the IGP tender an unreserved apology to the governor.
They also demanded for the immediate sack of Jimoh for his alleged professional misconduct and partisanship.
The House further mandated the Ad-hoc Committee on recent killings and insecurity in the country to investigate the statement made by the IGP and the implications to his ability to check the killings in Benue and other parts of Nigeria.
Earlier, members of Benue Caucus in the House, warned the IGP to stay clear of politics and restrict himself to the role of maintaining law and order.
The Caucus Leader, Hon.John Dyegh said: “Jimoh’s tirade against the governor is hate speech and therefore a criminal act. We condemn and reject the calls for the resignation of Governor Samuel Ortom by the Nigeria Police, as openly canvassed by Jimoh on Channels Television.
“Governor Ortom has done excellently well to protect the life and property of all residents of Benue State within the limits of his powers and the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“We, therefore, stand with Ortom and support the full implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Law as the only panacea to resolving the perennial herdsmen attacks on our farmers and communities and peaceful co-existence of all residents/inhabitants of Benue State.
“The Caucus want to sound very unequivocally that no amount of intimidation or killing of our people including pregnant women, children and unborn children would deter the governor and people of the state from insisting on the full implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Law.
“We want to remind those sponsoring the genocide in the state that their alleged plan to plunge Benue into a state of anarchy for a state of emergency to be declared on it to perish the thought henceforth, because their antics have been unveiled and it will not work.”

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