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Buhari overrules IGP Idris, orders immediate reinstatement of Gov Obiano’s security aides



President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the reinstatement of the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State.

The president gave the directive when Obiano welcomed him on his arrival in Awka, Anambra State on Wednesday for the grand finale of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally.
The governor had used the opportunity to complain about the withdrawal of his security aides.

Buhari had therefore, before leaving Awka, directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila to ensure the return of the governor’s security personnel.

This development was contained in a statement released by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina..

Earlier on Wednesday, members of the Senate had during its plenary lambasted the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, for withdrawing security details attached to Obiano.

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The lawmakers subsequently directed the chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs to see that Obiano’s security aides were reinstated latest by Thursday.

Idris had claimed that security men were withdrawn from the governor ahead of the Saturday governorship election to allow a level playing field for all contestants in the poll, in which the governor is seeking a second tenure.



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    November 16, 2017 at 10:19 am

    The IG should be deprived of the power to withdraw security from governors.

    • seyi jelili

      November 17, 2017 at 5:48 am

      I concur with you

  2. Abeni Adebisi

    November 16, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Just as expected because he knows the same treatment is waiting for him too, this is the same decision a wise person will make.

  3. Animashaun Ayodeji

    November 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

    How I wish Buhari can also deprive the IGP too of security aids for about a week, so he can experience what Obaino is currently experiencing.

    • Anita Kingsley

      November 16, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Buhari will never do such, IGP was also trying to be careful, he had to take the decision because of what he experienced too.

      • seyi jelili

        November 17, 2017 at 5:48 am

        Is that how to be careful?

  4. Anita Kingsley

    November 16, 2017 at 11:26 am

    The President has spoken, I hope IGP will finally comply with Buhari’s order

    • yanju omotodun

      November 16, 2017 at 11:58 am

      He has no choice except he wants to be fired

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