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Senate Summons IGP Over Benue Killings, Arrest of Senator


The Senate on Wednesday summoned Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, over the recent killings in Benue, and the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye.

The senate want the IGP to brief the plenary in the Committee of the Whole on the developments.

Speaking after the Senate Resolution on the matter, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said, “I know that it is at times like these that it is very difficult to speak the truth. Because these violations and security challenges affects all of us. This affects us, not only in this institution, but in this democracy — these actions are a threat.

“These excesses must be contained in the interest of all of us. We are about to start elections and if these excesses of those who are meant to be responsible for providing law and order are not contained, it will be a great concern in this country. Therefore, those who are directly responsible need to take up that responsibility.

“Today, I was talking to Senator Akume about what happened in Benue State and he will be here tomorrow to take the issue. Therefore, it is important for the IGP to come and brief us about the security challenges in Benue and the arrest so that we can restore sanity once and for all,” he said.