Gov Ortom Insists IGP Idris Should Resign

IGP Ibrahim Idris

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has insisted that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris should resign.

Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, the governor also described the statement of the spokesperson of the Police, Jimoh Moshood as laughable.

Ortom said: “As the chief security officer of Benue, I do not have the coercive powers to enforce the law, whereas the police and indeed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) who have the powers to enforce the law have failed in this regard.

“The Police high command should rather resign their appointments because they had failed in enforcing the law.

“It is the IGP that has failed to do the right thing that should be called a drowning man, it is the IGP that should resign.

“I am not a drowning man; I am doing what I was elected to do. Over 99 percent of Benue people are with me, I’m acting their script, so nobody should try to intimidate me.

“The IGP should resign because he has failed woefully. He doesn’t have the capacity.

“There are many good police officers who can take over that job and perform creditably by turning around the security architecture of this country and make things work and protect lives and property. That man has no business being the IGP.

“The IGP is the mouthpiece of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, he should resign his current position to serve full time in his new job.”

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