The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of all police officers attached to Very Important Persons (VIP) across the country.
The directive, addressed to all commands and issued via a police wireless message on Wednesday, is a sequel to the two weeks of protests by Nigerians demanding an end to police brutality in the country.
According to the order, only officers attached to government houses, the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives are exempted from the directives.
The directive read, “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.”
It hinted, “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.”Follow us on social media