IGP SUSPENDS WITHDRAWALS OF POLICE ATTACHED TO VIPs

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim
Idris,  has suspended by one month, the
withdrawal of  policemen attached to
VIPs across the country. 
The suspension of the order, which was
billed to be immediate, when
announced on Monday, followed Idris’
meeting with the Commanders of Police
Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism
Unit (CTU) and Special Protection Unit (SPU). IGP Idris K. Ibrahim, The meeting was held on 20 March.
 But
a day before the earlier announcement,
Idris also had met with  state police commissioners and assistant
inspectors-general at the Force
Headquarters in Abuja. Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood,
explained the twist in Idris’ order. “IGP Idris has graciously shifted the
enforcement/implementation of the
withdrawal of Police Officers attached
to Political and Public Office Holders,
VIPs, Public and Private Companies and
other categories of enterprises and business outfits and corporate
individuals throughout the country as
earlier directed”, said Jimoh Moshood,
the police spokesman. 
“The withdrawal will now take effect from the 20 of April, 2018. This is to enable the Force carry out a thorough
assessment of the current deployment
and carry out appropriate withdrawal. Moshood also said that the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department
of Operations of the Force has been
mandated by the Inspector General of
Police to direct all the Commissioners of
Police and their supervising Assistant
Inspectors-General of Police in the States and Zonal Commands across the
country to halt the withdrawal, revise
and return those already withdrawn to
their duty posts pending the new date
of 20 of April, 2018. 
“ The Task Force Teams set up by the IGP at the Force Headquarters, the Force
X – Squad and others set up by the
Assistant Inspectors-General of Police
and Commissioner of Police at the Zonal
and State Commands have equally been
directed by the Inspector-General of Police to suspend the enforcement of
the withdrawal with immediate effect
pending the new date.
 “For avoidance of doubt, members of the Public, Political and Public Office
Holders, VIPs, Public and Private
Companies and other categories of
enterprises and business outfits and
corporate individuals and other entities
are to retain the Police Officers currently with them on deployment.
They may be provided after the
expiration of the period, if found
worthy from the Special Protection Unit
of the Force but should apply for re-
validation through the Commissioner of Police of the State they are domiciled
before the expiration of the new date
of 20 April, 2018. “The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to guarantee
protection of lives and property across
the country remains unequivocal and
unwavering”, Moshood said.

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