Ibrahim K. Idris, Nigeria’s Inspector-general of police, was according to reports summoned to the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.
The IG met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and walked out of the villa around 2pm without a word to reporters.
The meeting was held hours after some mobile policemen in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, protested the non-payment of their allowances in the last six months. The meeting held inside the vice-president’s office.
A presidential insider said the IGP was asked to comment on the embarrassing incident.
Jimoh Moshood, force spokesman, had blamed the non-payment on the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget.
He also denied that there was a protest in Maiduguri, saying the officers involved only made inquiries about their allowances.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently attending the 31st ordinary session of the African Union assembly of heads of state and government in Mauritania.