Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Nigerians react as Buhari replaces Idris with new IG of Police
Until his appointment, Adamu, who hails from Lafia in Nasarawa State, had served as the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State. He was one-time director of peacekeeping operations of the Force.
Mohammed’s appointment has since stirred diverse reactions from Nigerians on social media.
While some applauded Buhari for replacing Idris, others accused the President of one-sided appointment favouring the Northern part of Nigeria.
Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:
@Okorocollins1 ” Congratulations to the new IGP. Hope he brings sanity to the police force. Nigerians are watching oh.”
@Officialad5 ” The igbo nation are seeing this nepotism at it’s peak.. Our next level democratic sales boys will come to brainwash us that the lifeless FC loves us by reminding us about the five ministerial appointments which is constitutional our right.vote wisely.”
@Viva567 “Congrats Mr Adamu Mohammed. Please service Nigeria not Buhari and APC. Your predecessor is the worst IGP in Nigeria because he allow Buhari and cabal to mislead him.”
@SopuluUmeobi “Another northerner, this President continue telling us Nigeria is not one but belongs to the north.”
@Atikulated “Buhari’s nepotistic appointments alone is enough reason to reject him. He is creating unnecessary divisions and enmity among different Nigerian tribes. We need unifier at this critical moment in our national life. Let’s vote for Atiku. Let’s unite our country.”
@Djfm1 “And only Northerners can be trusted with our lives? Baba no dey disappoint in nepotic clanishnes.”
@Dsamsonitodo “It is certain a new Inspector General of Police will superintend over the 2019 elections. Will he dismantle/maintain the structures already instituted by the outgoing IGP for the elections or rebuild new structures?
@Yemiefash “President Buhari did well this time, he scored some points for himself by removing the transmission fellow from IGP, I hope the new Ag IGP will be better, I hope he will correct the misdeeds of the outgoing IGP. Posterity will judge Ibrahim Idris.”
@MrbanksOmishore “However late, Buhari scored some points by removing Transmission Transmission IG. The new guy should learn and be professional is his conduct. Hope Police will now release all political prisoners locked up under the directive of non English speaking Idris. ”
@PrettieAdiela “Finally Idris gives way as president Buhari who will also give way picks Abubakar Adamu from Nassarawa as new IGP. Though the questions arise on why yet another northerner was appointed,We welcome the new IGP and charge him to stay true. Let him Start by freeing Adeyanju Deji.”