IGP orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs in Nigeria
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly ordered the withdrawal of police officers
attached to very important persons (VIP) in Nigeria.
This is coming 10 days after the police authorities disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, following protests
against the squad for high handedness and extrajudicial killings.
IGP orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs, In the directive issued to police zonal commands,
only those attached to government houses, the senate
president and the speaker of the house of representatives are exempted.
“Inspector-general of police directs you to withdraw all protect personnel attached to all VIPs, except those
attached to government houses, senate president, speaker, house of representatives with immediate effect,”
the message seen by The Cable reads.
“Any commander who violates this order will bear the consequences. Any protect personnel found escorting
or guarding any VIP with or without firearm is deemed to be deployed by the commander and the commander
will be sanctioned.”
All withdrawn operatives were directed to report to their commands.