The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, Ibrahim Idris, to take post in Benue in the wake of the recent crisis in the state caused by suspected Herdsmen.
The IGP is expected to take up post in Benue to restore law and order and prevent further breakdown of peace and calm in the state while preventing further loss of lives of indegenes.
The Police Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, while revealing this in a statement added that the order came hot on the heels of the recent unfortunate killings of innocent people in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state.
Moshood further revealed that the IG is moving with additional five units of police mobile force making a total of 10 Units deployed to the state.
The statement added: “More units of the police special forces, counter terrorism units, and conventional policemen are already being deployed to the state as at this time today to comply in totality with the Presidential order.”
Moshood added that other units of the Police force which have earlier been deployed to the state will continue in their mission to restore peace to the state.
He added: “The full weight of the law will be applied on anyone arrested for being responsible for the mayhem in the affected areas in the State.
“The commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure Law and order and protection of lives and property of all Nigerians throughout the country remains unequivocal and unwavering.”