President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will take action on the fate of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, soon.
The president was responding to growing demands for the IG, who has reached the retirement age of 60, to step aside. He gave the response during an interview aired on Arise TV.
There have been strong speculations that the President is considering extending his tenure till after the elections.
Buhari also threw scoffs at those who had threatened to take action against him if he refused to sack Idris. He, however, noted that he not afraid of the IG and would take a decision on him soon.
He was quoted as saying, “I don’t think I am afraid of him. And I don’t think I have asked him to mount roadblocks in place such that I’ll lose revenue (if he goes). But I’ll take action.”
Buhari, however, expressed his fear of removing service chiefs or the IG during a time of insecurity that the country currently is.