Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, has been incommunicado “in the last 48 hours” despite latest killings in Benue and other parts of the country, says Senator Bukola Saraki, president of Senate.
Saraki said this at Wednesday’s debate on the church shooting, in which two priests and 17 worshippers were gunned to death in Benue state.
Talking about the difficulty in getting the IGP, Saraki said: “Even me in the last 48 hours, I have not been able to reach the IGP. I have tried to find out what is the situation.
I think that is not a disrespect to me as an individual but to this institution (Senate) because we can’t talk about security without collaboration with the legislature.”
The Senate President added: “And this kind of attitude must stop if we truly want to sustain and create enabling environment”.
He further said the Senate has “to ascertain his (the IGP) state of mind and to find a solution to this problem.”
The Senate resolved that the IGP appear before it on Thursday to answer questions on the carnages and state of insecurity in the country.
Nigeria has continued to witnessed bloodlettings occasioned by herdsmen’s incessant attacks on farmers, bandits and boko haram terrorists.
On Tuesday, two Catholic priests and 17 worshippers were whipped out by armed herdsmen in Benue state. More so, another attack on a Tiv community in the same state left at least 16 people dead. On Thursday, some people were killed in an attack in Nasarawa state, among others.