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Abia crisis forces deployment of policemen nationwide


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday briefed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the outbreak of violence in some parts of Abia.

After the briefing, Idris told State House Correspondents that the police was adopting a three-pronged approach to resolve the crisis.

On allegation by Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers that the police is behind criminal activities in the state, the I-G said that Wike was expressing a personal opinion on the security situation in his state.

He, however, said police did not have to deny the governor’s allegation that crimes were perpetrated in the state by its operatives (SARS).

Idris explained that the display of a corpse purported to be that of the police in a crime scene did not indicate that the said policeman was involved in the crime.

He described the governor’s comment as a sweeping allegation which “does not make sense to me”.

While reacting to the Oct. 1 quit notice given to some Nigerians to leave some parts of the country, the I-G said there was no cause for alarm.

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