Senate Summons IG Over Failure to Arrest Perpetrators of Benue Killings

The Senate on Wednesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, for alleged non-compliance with a directive by the lawmakers to arrest and prosecute the suspected herdsmen who attacked communities in Benue State, killing 73 people.

Idris was asked to appear before the Senate Committee on Police Affairs on Thursday (today) to explain why a resolution by the upper chamber of the National Assembly asking him to arrest and prosecute the suspects was not complied with.

The committee was asked to report to the Senate on Tuesday, when the chamber would deliberate on the next line of action.

The Senate had, at the plenaries on January 16 and 17, 2018, debated killings by herdsmen and other armed groups across Nigeria.

Part of the resolutions passed was for the police boss to arrest and prosecute the suspects within 14 days.

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