Withdrawal of police from VIPs: Why we are waiting for Buhari – IGP


The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday, revealed the role President Muhammadu Buhari will play in the withdrawal police personnel attached to politicians, public office holders and senior citizens in the country.

The IGP said President Buhari’s permission was needed for him to effect withdrawal of police personnel.

The police boss also revealed that the withdrawal of personnel would be nationwide.

Idris spoke during a meeting he held with Squadron, Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU, Special Protection Unit, SPU and Commanders at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

He said, “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 said it was worrisome the rate of attacks on police personnel on special duties, adding that the successes of the the attack showed that the personnel were indulging in unprofessional conducts and poor training.

“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.

“These incidences are due to lack of supervision, and unprofessional conducts by the men.

“They don’t have the training and therefore they don’t know what to do in the event of an attack.

“They are never at alert and tend to forget themselves in the environment they operate. This attitude must be checked and solution must be found,” he said.


Source link

More News

President Buhari to Embark on Eight-Day Visit to Saudi Arabia, Perform Umrah

On Tuesday morning, President Muhammadu Buhari will begin an eight-day state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to perform...

Senator-Elect Yar’Adua Commits to Delivering Change for Katsina Central District

Senator-elect Abdul’aziz Yar’Adua of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Katsina Central Senatorial District has vowed to deliver on his campaign promises to the...

Police Arrest Suspect in Brutal Killing of Pregnant Girlfriend in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested Philibus Ibrahim, who allegedly strangled his pregnant girlfriend, 22-year-old Theresa Yakubu, in Tudun Wada Local Government Area...

2023 Polls: Group warns Governor Matawalle over inciting comments, blaming Nigerian military

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER), a Civil Society Organisation, has accused Governor Bello Matawalle of displaying undemocratic tendencies following his...