The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has threatened to sanction officers who disobey his withdrawal order.
Premium Times reports that Idris said this while speaking at a meeting with the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Protection Unit (SPU) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) commanders.
On Monday, March 19, 2018, the IGP issued a directive for the withdrawal of all police officers attached to individuals, political and public office holders nationwide to be withdrawn.
He said “Sanction awaits any officer who violates the order to withdraw personnel from the above mentioned persons.
“We want to ensure absolute withdrawal of personnel this time around, any violation will be met with stiffer sanction.”
According to the Police boss, the primary responsibility of the police force is to provide security for every Nigerian.
“We must face and surmount the security challenges confronting us by all means,” he added.
IGP condemns kidnap of Dapchi girls
The police boss also described the kidnap of the Dapchi school girls as a national disgrace.
Idrissaid that mobile police teams will be dispatched to all schools in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa to make sure that kind of incident does not occur again.
Atiku supports IGP’s order.
Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar recently issued a statement supporting the withdrawal of policemen from VIPs.
According to him, it will help the police focus on better securing the lives and properties of Nigerians.