IGP meets Osinbajo over IPOB crisis

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the ongoing crisis in Abia State.

Idris spoke with State House Correspondents after the meeting which lasted for an hour.

He said the aim of the meeting was to ensure the security of all Nigerians.

He said, “Obviously, one is to deploy policemen across the country; two, we are in touch with the state government, trying to mobilise the political leadership to be able to intervene where necessary on how to lessen the tension in the South-East.”

He also berated Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike for claiming that the kidnappings and robberies in his State were carried out by SARS operatives.

Idris said, “He (Wike) has the right to self- expression. You know he is a governor.”

Asked if he was not denying the allegation he replied, “Of course, I have to deny that. That is nonsensical; I have to deny that.

“If a policeman was killed, will you say he was involved in crime? I think you are mixing two different issues. A policeman was killed in Rivers (State) in connection with this IPOB issue, is different from saying policemen are involved in crime. You cannot say someone that was attacked and killed is the one involved in crime.”

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