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Senate hits back at Police boss, says ”our invitation not about Dino Melaye”

The Nigerian Senate has reacted to the response of the Nigeria Police Force over the passage of ‘Vote of no confidence’ on the Inspector- General…

The Nigerian Senate has reacted to the response of the Nigeria Police Force over the passage of ‘Vote of no confidence’ on the Inspector- General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotum Idris yesterday.

In a statement on Thursday by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Sabi Aliyu Abdullahi, the Senate asked the police boss to stop holding on to the straw on why he refused to comply with the invitation for him to come and explain what the Police are doing on the spate of killings across the country.

According to the Senate, the real reason for the invitation of the IGP was for him to brief the lawmakers on the cases of wanton killings in the land and how to remedy the situation.

He noted that matters concerning the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye had been overtaken by events, saying: “We noted the response issued by one Jimoh Moshood on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris following yesterday’s resolution of the legislative chamber on the continued refusal of the IGP to honour the invitation for him to come and explain what the police are doing to halt the spate of killings across the country.

“Let it be known that the IGP by trying to reduce the reason for his invitation by the Senate to the arrest of Sen. Dino Melaye is simply holding on to straw. The issue of Sen. Melaye’s arrest has been overtaken by events. The courts are already handling the related cases.

"Our main concern is the security crisis across the country where people are being killed in scores on daily basis.
"The primary responsibility of the Police is maintenance of law and order as well as protection of lives and property.
"If there is a breach along the line of this responsibility, we do not see why the IGP should feel he cannot be invited to offer explanation to the arm of government which is constitutionally empowered to ask questions and investigate the breach.

“No responsible body of representives of the people will ignore sad reports given by members on the floor of the Senate.

"For instance, on April 24, 2 Catholic priests and and 17 members of their congregation were murdered as reported by Senator George Akume. Also, Senators Kabir Marafa and Tijani Kaura had earlier intimated the Senate of the killing of 35 people in Maradun LGA, over 100 people killed in Anka and 36 people killed in Birani Village in Zurmi LGA, all in Zamfara State.

"Even as at now, reports reaching us showed that recent killings have occurred in Kaduna, Taraba and Benue States.
"These were just few instances of daily occurrences of gruesome murder of our constituents as raised by Senators. The IGP definitely should not have any problem with an invitation for him to tell the Senate what he and his men are doing to stop the killings as well as their challenges and needs in doing this.

“Mr. Idris should not seek to confuse issues or play on the intelligence of members of the public with his diversionary statement or claims.

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