Killings: Senate summon of IGP an afterthought — Police PRO

The Nigerian Police has fault the motive behind the invitation of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, by the Senate, saying that the invite was an afterthought.

This notion was conveyed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, in a statement   on Saturday in Abuja.

Mr Idris had failed to comply with the invitation extended to him by the Red Chamber on Wednesday, making it the third time.

He had, however, delegated a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) and some senior police officers to represent him, but they were denied audience by the lawmakers.

After deliberating the issued during a closed session, the Senate declared the IGP as an enemy of democracy and that he is not fit to hold any public office.

Responding, ACP Moshood described the reason stated by the Senate for inviting the IGP to brief them on the recent killings in some part of the country as an “afterthought”.

“If the Senate is sincerely interested in knowing the strategies adopted by the police in tackling the killings in the affected states, they would not have invited the IGP to speak on the strategies of the Force on national television.

“The Senate’s action to cover the appearance of the IGP on national television is against national security, unconventional and it negates global security practice. There is nowhere in the world where security matters are discussed on national television.

“Even the Senate deliberation and decision on the appearance of the IGP were done in closed session. One wonders why security strategies of the Force to tackle the killings in the affected states would be discussed on national television,” the statement read.

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