The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has threatened to deal with any police Unit Commander who flouts his order to withdraw personnel from VIPs as well as political and public office holders in the country.
The IGP spoke today, Tuesday at a meeting with the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Protection Unit (SPU) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) Commanders on Tuesday in Abuja.
Ibrahim Idris 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.”
He said that CTU personnel are not meant to be deployed to any individual or organization because of their critical role in the force, saying that the primary responsibility of the Nigeria Police is to provide security to all citizens.
“We must face and surmount the security challenges confronting us by all means.“
The police boss described the frequent attacks on police personnel in the course of their duty in the country as alarming, even as he blamed some of the incidents on police personnel who were not at alert while on duty.
Ibrahim Idris said that PMF personnel would be deployed to all schools in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States in order to prevent a recurrence of the recent ugly incident at the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State.
He described the incident as a national embarrassment which must not be allowed to happen again.
“I will be going on tour of the three states to ascertain the level of compliance so far.”
The IGP had yesterday, Monday, ordered the withdrawal of the police personnel from the group of persons which also included business entrepreneurs and those in multinational companies.
Source: NAN. [myad]