By IYOKPO J. EGBODO, Abuja
The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over is considered his unprofessional conduct in dealing with security challenges in the country.
The House in separate resolutions on Wednesday, condemned the manner the Benue killings, as well as the rising cases of politically sponsored thuggery specifically in Kano State, and other parts of the country were handled by the police, even as the Benue State Caucus in the House has condemned the police spokesman, Mr Jimoh Moshood for using derogatory remarks on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, as well as his audacity to ask an elected governor to resign.
On the rising thuggery, Hon. Nuhu Danburam had in his motion blamed the police and other security agencies of turning blind eyes to the challenges, which he said is affecting the economic and political development of the country.
Also, Benue State Caucus in the House yesterday demanded the resignation of the Force Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police CSP Moshood Jimoh over some statements credited to him on the wantom killing in Benue State where 73 persons were reportedly killed by suspected cattle rearers.
The group under the aegis of Benue State Caucus in the House at a press conference on the reported killings in state said the Police spokesman should resign his position forthwith for making what they described as hate speech against the people of Benue State.
They also demanded that the Inspector-General of Police IGP Ibrahim Idris apologize to the State Governor Dr.Samuel Ortom over his unguarded statements on the recent killings in the state.
Leader of the Caucus Dr.John Dyeh who led the members to brief journalists said that no amount of intimidation will deter the group from supporting the anti-open grazing law in the state.
The anti-open grazing law was enacted by the Benue State House of Assembly and was signed into law by the governor on 1st November 2017 circumscribing grazing by cattle rearers in the state.
The lawmakers also took a swipe at the Minister of Defence Brig-Gen Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) who they said took sides with the killer herdsmen by declaring that that killing was caused by the implementation of the anti-open grazing law in the state.
According to the lawmakers, there is a grand conspiracy orchestrated by some top and unscrupulous security officials of the Federal Government to manipulate the nation’s security apparatus for the purposes of emasculating the people and government of Benue State in order to sustain the killing by herdsmen.
By IYOKPO J. EGBODO, Abuja