Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has advised the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to stop giving information he is not sure of.
Fayose said that the statement by the IGP on Channels Television that the last Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, would be released on Saturday was “unambiguous”.
He slammed the IGP for trying to insult the sensibilities of Nigerians by altering what he said.
Fayose, who spoke in a statement through his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said,
“ If the IGP does not have correct information on activities of the Boko Haram insurgents at his fingertips, it goes to show the level of confusion that has taken over this their government and one can appreciate the position expressed by former Minister of Defence , Lt. Gen . T. Y . Danjuma, that Nigerians should take total responsibility for the security of their own lives and properties because , as it is, a government that is confused even at the level of its security agencies cannot protect its citizens.
“What the IGP said was unambiguous . He said on Channels Television loud and clear that he was scheduled to travel to Dapchi but shelved the trip so as not to jeopardise the release of Leah Sharibu.
“So , where is the misunderstanding and misrepresentation of what the IGP said ? How can Dapchi residents ’ anxious wait for the safe return of the already released girls be the reason for the IGP to say that he learnt the remaining girl will be released on Saturday ?
“The IGP’s categorical statement on Saturday, that Sharibu was going to be released and the recant the following day was a further vindication of the United States government’s (assertion) that animosity between Nigeria ’ s security agencies and their unwillingness to share intelligence were hampering efforts at effectively combating the Boko Haram insurgency. ”