The president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, reportedly acknowledged the retiring inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day
This is contrary to the report from Vanguard that at the venue, Saraki refused to accept handshake extended to him by Idris at the event held at the National Archade, Abuja. There has been an ongoing rift between Idris and Saraki.
Vanguard reports that the venue, Saraki refused to accept handshake extended to him by Idris at the event held at the National Archade, Abuja.
The report claimed Idris, who was standing near a podium, had saluted the Saraki ahead of a handshake as has been the practice.but Saraki refused to walk towards Idris to accept the handshake from him.
He, instead, steadily looked at Idris and walked away to shake the service chiefs who were standing together with the IGP.
However, pictorial evidence suggests that the report is false as Nigerians shared pictures of the former police chief and the Senate president shaking hands.
This is false pic.twitter.com/L2yxVjr3XP
— EDWARD Israel-Ayide (@wildeyeq) January 15, 2019
The official twitter handle of the Nigerian Senate also shared picture of Idris and Saraki shaking hands.
— The Senate President (@SPNigeria) January 15, 2019
The groups, Tiv Youth Council, and Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday, January, 10, warned that removing the police boss as the general elections approach could pose security risks to the coming polls.
However, reports late Monday, January 14, said the federal government was set to announce a replacement for Ibrahim Idris. The proposed new police boss has been identified as Abubakar Adamu Mohammed.