Like a sleeping administrative system, President Muhammadu Buhari today extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu by three months.
According to the presidency, the three months tenure elongation will enable them process the selection of IGP.
Mohammed Adamu was due for retirement from active service on Monday, February 1, 2021.
The Nations newspaper had this morning reported that the President ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to hand over duty in line with the Nigeria Police Acts.
But few hours later, the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi in a press briefing at State House, Abuja announced that the President has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police by three months to enable the Presidency process the selection of new IGP.
Almost same time, the media was awashed with another press release from the President Media Adviser, Femi Adesina that President Muhammadu Buhari have nominated and written a letter to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan for the immediate past service chiefs as non career ambassadors.
The nominees are: Gen. Abayomi .G. Olonisakin, Lt Gen. Tukur .Y. Burutai, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and Air Vice Marshal Mohammed .S. Usmas.
The President is extending the tenure of Mohammed Adamu and celebrating and rewarding the immediate past service chiefs whose reign have left many Nigerians in doubts if they were really security personnel or they were aiding enemies of the state.
Like yesterday, a sitting governor could not control his emotions.
Governor Samuel Orthom of Benue State in a press conference at Government House, Markurdi said the fulanis are indexed as the world fourth most dangerous terrorist group.
Governor Orthom said President Muhammadu Buhari have been romancing with them instead of proscribing and declaring them as terrorist group the way he hurriedly declared the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB as terrorists.
It would be recalled that Benue state for years have recorded series of wanton destruction of lives, properties, incessant raping of women and kidnapping by suspected Fulani herdsmen mainly under the watch of the immediate past service chiefs and the tenure elongated Inspector General of Police.
The Governor said President Muhammadu Buhari should stop acting as Fulani president, adding; the president should stop romancing with terrorist group with different association names like Miyatti Allah among others.
While the governor described the Fulani extensively as a terrorist group, he said if a Tiv-man is allowed to be armed with Ak-47 the way the fulanis are heavily armed, then the Tiv-man would be able to engage the Fulani in a fight.
While Governor Orthom was briefing press yesterday, photographs of Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi in a meeting with leaders of Fulani armed bandits went viral in the media space.
Gumi in the meeting reportedly begged the the Fulani armed bandits to drop their weapons and allow peace reign.
The photographs show the Fulani largely armed with military hardwares.
Also yesterday, group of women in Edo state blocked major roads in Uromi axis to protest the incessant raping, murder and kidnapping of residents by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the state.
Edo state witnessed recent criminal terror where farmers at Ugo village in Orhionmwon local government area of the state were kidnapped and killed on Saturday by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Bodies of the dead victims were found at various points in the bush while search is still ongoing for other missing persons.
That not all, an America based Nigerian, Dennis Abuda was found dead after being kidnapped on Saturday by suspected Fulani herdsmen while the victim was on his way to Lagos to catch his flight back to America.
The fact of suspected Fulani group terrorizing the nation is loud and widely reported in every corner of the country.
This as it maybe, the photographs showing civilians being in possession of such mass destructive terrorist weapons is enough for the past immediate service chiefs to hide their face in shame and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu if responsible enough would have willingly tendered resignation letter for the sake of humanity and thus giving the Police Force the leadership opportunity to witness new innovation.
The government of Buhari is no doubt a sleeping administration who reward failures for the pains caused the people.
Annoyingly, the Police Affairs Minister, Mohammad Dingyadi said the extension of the tenure of the IGP will enable the Presidency make proper selection for the appointment of the new IGP.
If Buhari administration is not sleeping, the day he appointed Mohammed Adamu as Inspector General of Police he knows or he ought to know when the Police Boss is due for retirement and pro actively start preparing for his replacement.
This is not, because the government is seemingly sleeping and everything is dying. When a driver in a moving vehicle falls asleep, what happen to the vehicle and the passengers; the scenario is what it’s playing out now in Nigeria.
Immediate past service chiefs whose reign witness herdsmen waxing stronger and becoming a well armed group terrorizing the whole nation are to be rewarded with ambassadorial appointment is to say the obvious that President Muhammadu Buhari is possibly romancing with failure.