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There is tension at Police Headquarters Abuja, over an alleged move by the new Acting Inspector General of Police (AIG), Ibrahim Idris, to retire both his seniors and course mates from the Nigerian Police Force.

Idris who was appointed the new police boss last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have last Friday, submitted a letter to the President through the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, which was approved and forwarded to the desk of the President for final approval.

In the letter, he allegedly asked for the sack of about 30 senior police officers, including those who are his course mates.

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Stirred by the sack recommendation letter, some Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) are reportedly engaging in close-door meeting with the chairman of the Police Service Commission Mike Okiro, for reasons that may not be unconnected with saving their jobs.

Ripples Nigeria had last week reported that seven Deputy Inspectors General of the Force as well as several Assistant Inspectors General may have to be retired as their junior took over.

While some of the AIGs listed for sack are Idris’ course mates, they are in terms of promotion his senior and efforts made by some AIGs to meet and congratulate Idris was said to have proven abortive as they were allegedly prevented from doing so by his security detail.

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