Benue Killings: IGP Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of New Year killings in Benue, The Nation report.

It was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered the IG to move to Benue, to restore law and order and forestall the crisis from escalating in the state.

It will be recalled that the herdsmen on New Year day attacked and killed 50 persons in Logo and Guma local government areas of the state.

Idris, who made the promise during the stakeholders meeting in Makurdi, assured that anyone involved in the killings would be brought to book.

He said police would not rest until the perpetrators of the killings were arrested.

He added that “I want to assure you that the police will not rest on its oars until these hoodlums are apprehended and brought to justice.

“We are conducting an investigation into the killings and will take appropriate action against perpetrators of the heinous crime.

“I want to assure you that police have put in place security measures to checkmate activities of  miscreants.”

Idris also promised to take appropriate action against anyone carrying arms around.