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IGP Idris Gives Condition To Honour Senate’s Invitation

The Inspector General of Police ( IGP ), Ibrahim Idris, on Friday said that he will only appear before the Senate over the allegation of corruption against him by Senator Isah Misau (Bauchi Central) only after discussing with his legal team.

He spoke with State House reporters after meeting with President Buhari on security challenges in the country and measures being adopted to tackle them. He said:
“These are legal issues,we are discussing with our legal team, obviously if there is need we are going to appear for the sake of having respect for the Senate, I will appear before them.”
On the purpose of his visit to the State House, he said, “Obviously I am here as usual to discuss with the Commander-in-Chief on the security challenges we are having and how we will face these security challenges adequately.

“The security challenges are obvious. You know we are having elections in Anambra state and we are having challenges in various parts of the country especially some of these issues of kidnapping and these are things I discussed with the President and the measures taken to address it squarely.”

On how to ensure adequate security in Anambra election, the IGP said, “Obviously we are deploring a lot of police officers, almost about 21,000 police officers to be able to provide adequate security in the Anambra election.

“We are deploying our water boats to take care of the water ways, we are deploying our helicopters to take care of the aerial surveillance and we are deploying our conventional police men and special police units to take care of situations on ground.

“And by the grace of God, we are going to have a successful and peaceful elections in Anambra."

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