IGP withdraws police personnel attached to VIP

IGP withdraws police personnel attached to VIP

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the withdrawal of all police personnel attached to Very Important Persons (VIPs) including political and public office holders nationwide.


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

The directive according to the IGP is expedient in view of the current security challenges in the country and the police resolve to streamline deployment of its personnel attached to the political and public office.

He said it will also help to douse the tension raised by personnel deployment.

Idris, however, disclosed that a task force had been constituted at the Force headquarters to ensure compliance to the directive while state commissioners of police are to replicate same at their commands.

 Idris said a memo will be forwarded to the President for approval which will serve as a guideline or template for deployment to VIPs, political and public office holders in the country.

He lamented abuse of spy number plate and illegal use of siren which constitute menace to the society, warning that any perpetrators found guilty will face the wrath of the law.

The IG further  directed holders of the police Spy numbers plates to return them to the force transport officer and apply for re-validation

He also asked the state CPs to enforce the directive and arrest violators, adding that the list of task force teams that would ensure compliance to the order be sent to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Operations, by March 31, 2018.

 The IG inline with  the police service commission approval of promotion of four hundred and fourteen officers, decorated 2 sup

Reports by Nnabuchi Nnabuchi

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