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Benue killings: Buhari summons IGP, orders tight security

Benue killings: Buhari summons IGP, orders tight security

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

 President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to tighten security on all flashpoints in the country and end the killings in Benue State.

The IGP disclosed this to State House Correspondents after an hour-closed door meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

This is even as he has disclosed that the Police is set to deploy more units to the state to end the killings being perpetrated by herdsmen in Benue which has resulted in over 50 deaths, many injured and property destroyed.

The last time a special unit was deployed to the state was in March 2017 when the Police Special Tactical Force was deployed to end the killings by unknown gunmen in Zaki-Biam, Ukum Local Government.

The IGP on what transpired at the meeting said, “You know any time we meet Mr. President you know the area of discussion is how to have effective security of the nation. You know I deployed my Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), there yesterday (Thursday) and you know we have different stages of police. You have the AIG in Benue, the Commissioner of Police in Benue and all of them are putting their heads together to see how we address this issue of community problems in Benue.”

On the charge by President, he said: “Of course, every time we meet with the President he gives a charge. He said that we should go and take care and ensure that we tighten our security.”

When reminded that there seems to be break down of law and order in the different parts of the country at the same time like Rivers, Benue, Kaduna, the Police boss said, “Obviously I think Nigeria is well secured you have to be frank with us.”

-Sun

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