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Exclusive: How Buhari Rebuffed IGP Idris

…….Left him stranded at President’s reception room

Fresh facts Wednesday revealed that president Muhammadu Buhari declined a meeting with the Inspector General of Police on Tuesday morning, contrary to reports in the media that he held a meeting with the president.

Multiple Sources in the Presidency told Per Second News  that IGP Idris indicated interest in meeting with the president but it was turned down.

” He was here very early on Tuesday morning wearing a white kaftan but was turned back as the president was not ready to meet with him, said an official.

” He sat at the ground floor in the president’s waiting room for over an hour before being advised to leave.”



The sources cautioned against presuming the President would sit down with the IGP in the next few days, saying there is not much to be discussed, and one source said the form of response from the police boss be written.

Buhari has voiced his displeasure with the IGP privately with senior administration officials since the beginning of Herdsmen/Farmers clashes in the country.

Photo of IGP Idris arriving Benue state in January

Tuesday saw a flurry of new developments concerning the alleged act of insubordination by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, with each adding to what the public knows about the matter.

President Muhammadu Buhari had during a meeting in Benue State oearn said he was not aware that IGP Idris ignored his instruction to relocate to the state when the recent killings started.

“But I did not know that the IG did not stay in the state. I am getting to know this at this meeting. I am quite surprised,” the President had said when he was told that Idris did not spend 24 hours in the state.



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