- Police IG Mohammed Adamu's tenure was extended by three months, resulting in constitutional controversies
- PDP governors have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a new police boss
- Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who spoke on their behalf, also called for the sanitisation of the local security agencies in some regions
President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to appoint a new inspector-general for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
The demand was contained in a communique issued by the governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
During their virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 17, the PDP governors maintained that appointment of the new police boss will be a huge stride in tackling the security crisis and crimes, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng recalls that President Buhari refused to name a new police IG after the tenure of the incumbent head of the force, Mohammed Adamu, ended.
He, however, extended IGP Adamu's tenure by three months in what led to a ripple of controversy with the president dragged to the court over the constitutionality of the action by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues at the PDP Governors' Forum (PDPGF), chairman of the group Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state called on the police authorities to "sanitise" some of the community policing structures.
The meeting was attended by Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Darius Ishaku (Taraba) and Duoye Diri (Bayelsa).
The governor, who spoke via a statement on Sunday, February 14, warned that such an inter-ethnic conflict can degenerate into civil war if not quickly addressed.
Recall that in a clash that trailed the farmer-herder crisis in Oyo state, aggrieved Hausa and Yoruba people on Saturday, February 13, attacked one another in a tragic uprising that led to wanton destruction.
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