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Senate president Saraki snubs outgoing IGP Idris at Armed Forces remembrance day celebration

Valentine Chinyem

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The president of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, January 15, reportedly snubbed the retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, at the Abuja venue of the celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

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 said Idris, who was standing near a podium, had saluted the Saraki ahead of a handshake as has been the practice.

However, 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.

Legit.ng earlier reported that two groups recently urged President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of Ibrahim Idris, who has reportedly reached the retirement age of 60.

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