ABUJA— Detectives from force headquarters, yesterday, grilled Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State for four hours at Government House, Yola, over a recent memo he sent to the Northern Governors Forum, NGF, alleging genocide in the North by President Goodluck Jonathan.
This came as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, warned politicians, including serving governors, against inflammatory and divisive statements capable of endangering the peace and security of the nation.
Vanguard gathered that the team of investigators, drawn from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Intelligence Bureau and the IGP monitoring unit, included two Deputy Commissioners of Police, one Assistant Commissioner of Police and two Superintendents of Police.
It was gathered that the interrogation of Nyako, which started at 10am, lasted till 1.30pm and was the first part of the session as the governor is expected to produce a proof of his allegations.
The areas said to have been concentrated on by the detectives were those of the Federal Government’s genocide to reduce the voting populace of the North, allegation of Boko Haram terrorism and the herdsmen attacks and killings which the governor alleged to be a project pursued by the government for political purposes.
Contacted on the development, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, confirmed the visit of the Police team to Adamawa State Government House, but noted that the officers were on a fact-finding visit.
Meanwhile, the IG, in a statement by Mba, stressed that inflammatory statements were capable of desecrating the national symbol and identity, and promoting a regime of lawlessness, vowing to visit same with sanctions.