President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he had no idea the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, flouted his orders and did not stay in Benue State, Punch reports.
Buhari said this on his visit to Benue State to sympathise with the people for all of the lives lost in the farmers/herders clashes.
Buhari met with the herdsmen association Miyetti Allah, and appealed with the people in the state to apply restraint. He said:
I did not know that IG did not stay in the state.
I have friends here in the state, there is no way I can deliberately overlook what is happening here and other parts of the country.
Let me appeal to our people in the state to apply more restraint, the relationship between farmers and herders will continue, it behoves on us to keep encouraging ourselves to continue to live together peacefully.