IGP orders withdrawal of policemen attached to VIPs

Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu has ordered that the policemen attached to Very Important Personalities, VIPs across the country should be withdrawn.

In a police October 21, 2020 wireless message to all state Commissioners of Police, the IGP warned that any commander that failed to carry out the directive would be sanctioned.

However, exempted from the list are policemen attached to the Government Houses, the Senate President and the Speaker, House of Representatives.

The police boss said any police personnel found escorting or guarding any VIP with or without a firearm is deemed to be deployed by the commander.

He said that any commander that disobey the directive would be sanctioned.

Adamu ordered those affected by the directive to report to their various commissioners of police.

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