NIGERIA: President Buhari Will Approve Withdrawal Of Police Officers From VIPs – IG

Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has said that he needs permission from President Muhmmadu Buhari before withdrawing personnel attached to very important perons (VIPs).
Idris noted this on Tuesday during a meeting with the Squadron, Counter Terrorism Unit,CTU, Special Protection Unit, SPU and Commanders at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
According to him, “We are trying to seek the permission of the Commander in Chief before we conduct this withdrawal because it is going to be a massive withdrawal all over the country.
“Of course you know the sentiment of people, whenever you take such actions; there would be lots of complaints.
“So, we are going to do it in a sound footing to make sure that once we withdraw people, they are not taken back.
“The Squadron and Commanders of PMF, CTU and PMF will sign an undertaken and any violation of those directives is going to be met with strict disciplinary action.”
The IGP lamented attacks on police personnel and described it as worrisome.
“Attack on police personnel who are on official duties is quite worrisome. The rate at which personnel on special duties are killed and weapons carted away is alarming,” he said.
“These incidences are due to lack of supervision, and unprofessional conducts by the men.

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