- In one of his recent tours, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, came across some excited police officers
- The policemen posed with Kanu for photographs that trended for some days
- Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris said the force would not treat the issue with levity
Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has declared that the force will not take it lightly with two of its officers who recently took photographs with Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and had been touring states to gain more support.
In one of such tours, he met the policemen at a checkpoint who excitedly posed for photographs with him.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while reacting to the photographs that went viral days later, IGP Idris, who was in Lagos, said he was not happy with what happened that day.
He also said the police would be tough in handling the issue as it was very bad for professional policemen to act the way the officers did on seeing Kanu.
Idris, who described Kanu as one troubling the unity of Nigeria, said the action of the policemen that day proved double loyalty
He said the police force was being sanitized to meet the aspirations of the people.
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He revealed that the police would create new 88 area commands to meet the level of insecurity in the country.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) recently reiterated its call for referendum, stressing that until the Nigerian government meets its demands, there will be no election in the South East starting from the upcoming Anambra state governorship election.
It was gathered that IPOB said should its call for referendum is not met, it will use the November 2017 governorship election in Anambra state, to set example for what is to come in the future.
Watch this video of a visit to Kanu's hometown: