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IGP Orders Withdrawal of Policemen Attached To VIPs, Politicians, Others.

Citing the security challenges facing the nation, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday ordered the withdrawal of all police offices attached to Very Important Persons, including political and public office holders nationwide.

The police boss, who announced this in Abuja during a conference with senior officers, stated that the directive also affected private businessmen, multi-national companies and other corporate organizations who are enjoying special police protection.

To this end, Idris explained that a task force had been constituted at the Force headquarters under the command of ACP Mohammed Dankwara to ensure compliance to the directive while state commissioners of police are to replicate same at their commands.

The decision to recall over 200,000 policemen attached to public officers and unauthorized persons is coming after public outcry over the deployment of a large percentage of police personnel to private individuals at the expense of other citizens.

This followed revelations that 80 per cent of policemen in the country were attached to private individuals across the country.

Announcing his plans to withdraw the policemen on private guard duty, the IG said, “In view of the current security challenges in the country, it has become expedient for the Nigeria Police Force to streamline the deployment of its personnel attached to political and public office holders, aimed at enhancing effective and efficient policing of the country.

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