The war of words between the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, is far from being over, as the Governor, over the week, lashed back at the police IG, for calling him a drowning man.
In the wake of the killings in Benue State, where the Fulani herdsmen have meted out mayhem and killings on the citizens of the state, Governor Ortom had queried, if the IG was the spokesman for the Fulani herdsmen, for saying that the state’s anti grazing law be suspended.
The IG in a public show, had labelled the Governor as a drowning man, a position, Ortom did not find funny.
Reacting, Ortom said, “It is the IGP that has failed to do the right thing that should be called a drowning man, it is the IGP that should resign, I am not a drowning man; I am doing what I was elected to do. Over 90 per cent of Benue people are with me. I‘m acting their script, so nobody should try to intimidate me.
The IGP should resign because he has failed woefully. He doesn’t have the capacity. There are many good police officers who can take over that job and perform creditably by turning around the security architecture of this country and make things work and protect lives and property. That man has no business being IGP.”