Plateau Killings: IGP Cancels Redeployment of Plateau State Police Commissioner 

From Yakubu Busari, Jos

 

 

In what many appear as a confused reaction to the ongoing mayhem in Plateau state where over 200 persons had been murdered in cold blood by Fulani herdsmen, following confirmation by the leadership of Miyetti Allah that the killings was carried out in retaliation for 300 cows stolen by cattle rustlers, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris who redeployed the commissioner of police in Plateau State, Undie Adie, has rescinded the decision

The Force headquarters in Abuja, which had announced Bala Ciroma as the new commissioner, cancelled the appointment barely 24 hours later and redeployed Adie back to “consolidate more on restoration of peace to the flashpoints.” .

According to a statement issued on Wednesday morning by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mathias Tyopev, “Posting and deployment of Police personnel is at the discretion of the Inspector General of Police and it is a normal routine in the Force.

“The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has reversed the earlier deployment of CP Undie Adie to Force Headquarters, Abuja back to Plateau State Command. CP Bala Ciroma has since handed over and returned to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“It is the reasoning of the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris that CP Undie Adie understands the terrain better as such he is to remain and steer the ship off the tides. CP Adie has already taken over the Command and thanks the people of Plateau for the cooperation so far received and solicits for more synergy.”