There is a report that the journalist – who works with Liberty Television – and was said to have been responsible for the posting of the viral video that showed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at a public event in Kano, has gone into hiding.
The Punch quoted impeccable sources as saying on Saturday that the Kano State Police Command invited the reporter, Aminu Nurudeen, to its office immediately the video went viral.
In the video clip, Idris can be heard saying:
“I mean, transmission, I mean effort, that the transmission cooperation to transmission, I mean transmission to have effect, ehm, apprehend, I mean, apprehensive towards the recommendation, recommended formation effective and effect, I mean, apprehensive at the transmission of…and transmission and transmission for the effective in the police command.”
The clip has since trended online especially on Twitter as many Nigerians mocked Idris for the blunder.
However, it was learnt that Nurudeen’s whereabouts had been unknown since the Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Musa Magaji Majiya, invited him on Thursday.
Sources said the police authorities were upset with the journalist because he had allegedly disobeyed a directive by the Kano State Police Command to journalists present at the event not to report the IG’s blunder or make the video public.
According to sources, the IG’s blunder brought an abrupt end to the event, leading the police chief’s handlers to hurriedly usher him away from the venue of the event.
“He has however ordered an investigation into the leakage of the video but we are watching to see how he intends to deal with the individuals behind the viral video without further embarrassing himself and the force,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying.