The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, has justified Monday’s shooting and killing of some members of the Shi’ite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) when the group clashed with men of the Nigeria police in Kano.
Citizens should not be killed during riots, Ibrahim said. He, however, stressed: “If those involved in the riot are armed to the teeth, killing police officers, the method deployed by the police should be appreciated.
“Killing police officers! I don’t think it happens anywhere. We have to appreciate a dangerous situation and be sympathetic with the police that are being killed by some of these miscreants.”
Meanwhile, the Senate yesterday summoned Ibrahim to explain his plans for ending killings in Kaduna State.
It followed a motion sponsored by Senator Danjuma La’ah (PDP,Kaduna South) calling for the declaration of a state of emergency in his Senatorial District. The IGP is expected to meet with the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, after which a report would be submitted to the House for consideration and legislative action. The IGP spoke yesterday at State House, Abuja. He was responding to questions from reporters at the end of the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem launch. Read more