Dr. Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Tuesday at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, reportedly snubbed the Ex-Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.
Saraki avoided shaking hands with Mr. Idris at the event which was held at the National Military Arcade in Abuja.
Idris who saluted Saraki expected a customary handshake in return, but Saraki ignored him.
Instead of shacking Mr. Idris as expected, Saraki moved away to the military chiefs who were standing next to the ex-IGP and shook their hands before taking his seat.
The action of the Senate President might be linked to the allegation against Saraki by the Nigeria Police under the leadership of the ex-IGP.
The Police had accused Saraki of having connection with the suspects of the Offa Bank robbery incident where over 30 persons were killed.
There are quite a number of reasons why Saraki is angry with Mr. Idris, one for sure is the prosecution of his close ally, Senator Dino Melaye, who is currently under police custody.
At the event, President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Saraki and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, led other dignitaries to lay wreaths in honour of the fallen heros.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, and other top government officials and the wife of a deceased soldier were among those who laid wreaths during the event.