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March 25, 2017 ( Post 1 )

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has defended the Police force following the arrest of only people of Yoruba origin following the clash in Ile Ife, Osun State, which led to the killing of no fewer than 46 persons.
Speaking with State House Correspondents on Friday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Idris said the police was not biased with the arrests made so far.He said

: “Crime has no tribe.If you are a criminal, you are a criminal.Crime has no face.We don’t look at crime in the identity of where you are coming from.As far as you are a criminal and the police find you wanting, we apply the law.”
Idris expressed doubts about the involvement of Fulani herdsmen in the recent killings in Zaki Biam, Benue State.
He said indications point in the direction of a wanted hoodlum, Gana.
His words:
“No, I don’t think it was an activity of Fulani herdsmen.It was an activity of a criminal who is using members of his criminal gang in the state to harass people.There are allegations that Gana, one of the wanted men, caused it.This man has been on the police wanted list.I decided to deploy some special units to go after him and get him by all means.Definitely we are going to get him.”
On his mission at the State House, Idris said:
“I came to see the President to update him on the deployment of the police in our effort to ensure that we have security all over the country.
“Obviously, it was to share with him our deployment strategies on ground; our deployment to some of these flash points all over the country, especially Benue, which is the current one; deployment to Kaduna State, which started a few weeks ago; and deployment to the Ile-Ife crisis, where we have a lot of police officers, both the special squad and investigation team.”


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