The House of Representatives on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to fire the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris after passing a vote of no confidence on him over his poor handling of the Herdsmen killings in Benue and alleged complicity in the political clashes between supporters of Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the past governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The lawmakers passed the vote while deliberating on the repeated killings in Benue state.
The lawmakers called on President Buhari to replace him with a more professional police officer.
Mr. Danburam Nuhu, from Kano state raised the motion and drew the attention of the lawmakers to the “complicity” of the Nigeria police in the political clashes between supporters of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the past governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
He described as “unfortunate” the rising cases of thuggery in the state, saying it is sponsored by some politicians.
“In fact, the recent thuggery experience in Kano was championed by q current high ranking member of the hallow chamber. We must use all legislative instruments available to this house to discourage it in the strongest terms and curb thus barbaric act of terror.”
John Dyegh, from Benue state,speaking on the motion, accused the police of not tackling the herdsmen/farmers crisis in the state as they should. Dyegh said the residents of the state have alleged that the suspected herdsmen killers were camped in a local government area in Nasarrawa state “and a whole IGP claimed he was ignorant of such.”
“The intelligence reports from security agencies across the country were clear that these killers were still there. The IGP later went and said there was no such thing. It is obvious the IGP is incapable of his job. So I am amending the prayers to be that the president should replace the IGP with a more professional police officer.”
And the motion was so amended.