Buhari Orders IGP Idris To Relocate To Benue
Following the killings of innocent people by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas in Benue State, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate relocation of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to the state.
The order, which was issued on Monday night, was to forestall future breakdown of law and order in the state.
In compliance with the order, Idris is moving into the troubled state with additional five units of Police Mobile Force (PMF).
On Sunday, the police chief deployed, among other security measures, five MOPOL units. There are now ten of them in the crisis areas.
More Units of the Police Special Forces, Counter Terrorism Units, and Conventional Policemen were also deployed to the State on Monday.
“The Aerial Surveillance by Police Helicopters will continue, while the Police Mobile Force Personnel, Police Special Forces and conventional Police Personnel, the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) and Special Police Joint Intelligence and Investigation Teams already deployed to Benue State will carry on relentlessly with the patrols and crime prevention activities in the affected areas to sustain the normalcy that have been restored in the State”, police spokesman Jimoh Moshood said.