Breaking: IG shuns Senate invitation over Melaye saga, accompanies Buhari to Bauchi

Breaking: IG shuns Senate invitation over Melaye saga, accompanies Buhari to Bauchi

- Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Thursday, April 26 turned down the Nigerian Senate’s order

- Senate ordered Idris to appear before the lawmakers so that he can give explanation on Senate Dino Melayes’ saga

- The police boss on Wednesday, April 25, arrived in Bauchi state on a 2-day official visit to the state

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Thursday, April 26, failed to appear before the Nigerian Senate over the arrest and detention of Senator Dino Melaye and the killings across Nigeria, Punch reports.

Breaking: IG shuns Senate invitation over Melaye saga, accompanies Buhari to Bauchi

Inspector general of police Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris on Wednesday, April 25, arriving in Bauchi state on a 2-day official visit to the state. Photo credit: NPF

The Senate had, on Wednesday, April 25, summoned the IGP to appear in the chamber to address the lawmakers in plenary on Thursday, April 26.

READ ALSO: Senate calls for state of emergency over Benue Killings

Breaking: IG shuns Senate invitation over Melaye saga, accompanies Buhari to Bauchi

Inspector general of police Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris on Wednesday, April 25, arriving in Bauchi state on a 2-day official visit to the state. Photo credit: NPF

The police boss was, however, said to have accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari on a state visit to Bauchi state.

Breaking: IG shuns Senate invitation over Melaye saga, accompanies Buhari to Bauchi

Inspector general of police Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris on Wednesday, April 25, arriving in Bauchi state on a 2-day official visit to the state. Photo credit: NPF

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Faulting the police boss for not officially communicating to them on his non-appearance, the lawmakers asked that the appearance be rescheduled to next Wednesday, May 2.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the recent killings of some worshipers including two priests after suspected herdsmen attacked Ayar Mbalom village in Gwer east local government area of Benue state has made the Senate to call on the federal government to declare the state and other parts of the country facing deadly violence, state of emergency.

The call is followed by a deliberation of a motion on “Continued killings in Benue state” sponsored by George Akume (Benue north west).

The call came a few days after 19 worshipers including Reverend Fathers Gor Joseph and Felix in a church located in the state.

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