Aminu Nurudeen, a Liberty Television reporter, said to have published a video of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), struggling to read a speech at an event has gone into hiding, according to PUNCH.
“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,” Idris was heard saying in the video clip.
The clip has since trended online and Nigerians have mocked Idris for the blunder.
The IGP spoke at the inauguration of the Police Technical Intelligence Unit in Kano state on Monday.
According, Nurudeen went into hiding after he was invited by Musa Magaji Majiya, spokesman of the Kano police command.
The journalist is said to have disobeyed an order by releasing an embarrassing video clip. It was learnt that the Kano police command had instructed journalists not to release the clip.
Quoting sources, the newspaper said the IGP’s blunder brought an abrupt end to 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.
The police have said that the video was doctored.