President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is not afraid to afraid to take action on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and that the matter will be dealt with soon.
The President made the disclosure in an interview aired on Arise TV which was monitored in Lagos.
The IGP who has reached the retirement age of 60, and there a clamour, especially from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for him to step down.
The President met with the IGP on Monday at Aso Rock sparking speculations that Buhari may likely his tenure.
When the subject was broached during the interview, the President burst into laughter and mocked those who had threatened to take action against him if he decides to extend the IGP’s tenure.
The President said, “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.”
The President, however, pointed out that removing service chiefs or the IG during a time of insecurity is a sensitive issue.