- Muhammadu Buhari has eventually responded to an alleged plan to extend IGP Ibrahim Idris's tenure
- Amid tension and growing demand on the retirement of the police boss, president said he is not afraid to face IGP Ibrahim.
- He, however, noted that it is sensitive to remove security boss during the time of security challenges
Following the growing demand for the removal of inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, who has reportedly reached the retirement age of 60, President Muhammadu Buhari has eventually responded, promising to make a giant move.
Speaking on a media interview session on Arise TV, President Buhari disclosed that he was aware of the rising public tension and discussions trailing the IG's retirement age, Punch reports..
He, however, added that he was not afraid to take action, promising to make a giant move soon.
Legit.ng noted that there had been speculation across the county that the president was planning to extend the service time of the IGP as the general elections draw nearer.
But Reacting to the growing speculations, Buhari said he was not afraid of the police boss.
He, however, noted that removing the security chief at the time of security lapses currently bedeviling the country is a sensitive issue.
He said: "I don’t think I am afraid of him. And I don’t think I have asked him to mount roadblocks in place such that I’ll lose revenue (if he goes). But I’ll take action.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the first national spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Imo Ugochinyere, had expressed concern over the alleged plan by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to extend the tenure of the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The spokesmen said that opposition parties were not comfortable with the information that Idris’ tenure, which ought to expire by January 2019, would be extended by the present administration.
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