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IGP speaks on Anambra governorship poll, Senate appearance after meeting Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari with IGP Idris Ibrahim.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim  has updated President Muhammadu Buhari on security situation across the country.

Speaking to journalists after his closed door meeting with the President, Idris said he briefed Bbuhari on the efforts by the police to check criminal activities such as kidnapping, armed robbery and other social vices.

According to him, he also updated the President on the measures being taken to ensure a successful and peaceful governorship election in Anambra.

He also revealed that water boats, helicopters and about 21,000 police officers would be deployed for the smooth conduct of the election.

The IGP added that the Force Headquarters in Abuja had deployed special police unit to patrol the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano highway with a view to checking the menace of armed robbers and kidnappers along the route.

Senate appearance

The Police boss also said he might appear before the Senate ad hoc Committee under the Chairmanship of the Senate Deputy Whip, Francis Alimikhena, to answer to allegations of corruption leveled against him by Isah Misau, Senator representing Bauchi Central on the platform of APC.

The Senate had served the IGP an invitation letter on October 16 to appear before the Committee on November 1. He however failed to honour the invitation.

Idris had earlier in the week wrote the National Assembly through his lawyer, Alex Izyon, informing the committee that “it would amount to subjudice if the Inspector General of Police appears before the Senate committee on the same issue that is before a competent court of law”.

He However stated that for the sake of respect for the National Assembly, he might honour the Senate’s invitation as he was awaiting advice from the police legal team.

“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.

Senate, however, insisted that the IGP must appear next Tuesday.