Upon the unrest in Nigeria, mainly in Katsina state, Governor Aminu Masari has denied media reports that he has passed a no-confidence motion against Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba.
The governor while speaking through his chief information officer, Abdu Labaran in a statement released on Friday revealed that the Governor did not get a credible vote in the IGP or even said so.
Recall that the police chief paid a recent visit to Governor Masari at the Katsina State Government House.
During the visit, Masari reportedly told the IGP that inadequate police personnel were one of the reasons for preventing strong mistrust in the state. He added that not reporting criminals to the security services on time because of race or family ties adds to the problem.
So when he repeats the headline saying, “Masari handles IGP election with no confidence”. The governor denied such allegations when he listed the headline as fake and untrue.
The statement read, “I believe many of you were present during the IGP visit, you can testify that there was no such statement from the governor.
“In our investigation, we have found that the state reporter did not send them this kind of report.
“To our surprise, the media outlet on Friday used the headline to publish that” Masari has passed the IGP election “.
“In fact, the governor, during the visit, expressed sympathy for the police.
“As you all know, the IGP was here in Katsina, and during the visit, went to visit the governor. There was no time or place where Gov. Masari said anything like what was reported.
“So, I want to tell you that the sorcerer lied, it was a lie that they published, and it hurts us a lot.”