Buhari Summons IGP Idris over Police Protests

The Presidency on Monday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the protest embarked by police personnel in Maiduguri, the Borno capital, earlier in the day.

There was unease in Maiduguri as police personnel took to the streets protesting over non-payment of their monthly salaries and allowances.

Shortly after the development, IGP Idris was seen heading towards the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, at the presidential villa, Abuja, Daily Trust writes.

A source at the Presidential villa, who preferred to remain anonymous said the IGP was in the villa to brief the presidency on the police protest.

In a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, the police dismissed the media report on the protest, claiming that the policemen only made inquiries on their allowances and salaries before returning to their duty posts.

The statement added that the delay in payment is due to late passage of the appropriation act, adding that with its assent by President Buhari, the issue will soon be addressed.

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