- Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, claims the IGP has ordered withdrawal of police from IDP camps
- The Benue governor said he would be going to the camps to visit them to tell them to find alternative
- According to him, the 200 million Governor Wike promised will be used to mobilise them
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has raised allegation against the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, accusing him of withdrawing police personnel deployed to protect the Internally Displaced Persons in the state.
Tribune reports that Ortom said on Wednesday, August 1, that there was fear in IDP camps as a result.
He said the money Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers promised them is already in the account and will be used to mobilise the IDP.
The governor said: ‘I have no control over them. I will be going to the camps to visit them to tell them to find alternative because there is no point in keeping them.
“The N200million Wike promised is in the account, I will use the money to mobilize them and whatever we get at the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA will be distributed to them.”
NAIJ.com had reported that the Peoples democratic Party's national chairman Uche Secondus on Wednesday, August 1, led some PDP governors and senators on a solidarity visit to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state following recent threats to impeach him.
In a brief speech when they met Ortom at the Government House, Makurdi, Secondus described the impeachment plot initiated by eight members of the Benue legislature as “an act of illegality”, and urged Nigerians to rise against it.
“The House has 30 members; eight members cannot form a quorum to seat, much less plot an impeachment process," he said.
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