The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Adamu Mohamed has ordered the immediate withdrawal of all policemen protecting VIPs of all kinds.
The IGP gave the command this Evening through the special wireless communications channel of the force.
the directive issued to police zonal commands and which is to take immediate effect, 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 read.
“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.”
The police authority further asks that all the withdrawn policemen should report at their commands for further directives .