#EndSARS Protest: IGP Orders Withdrawal Of Policemen From VIPs
Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria
The lnspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the withdrawal of police officers attached to very important persons (VIP).
This development came after a two week ENDSARS protests by Nigerians demanding an end to police brutality in the country.
The directive was issued via a police wireless message on Wednesday, 21st, October, 2020 to Police Zonal Commands.
The directive states that only those attached to government houses, the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives are exempted. And it is with immediate effect.
“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,” the message read.
“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.”
Similar measures were taken in 2018 by Ibrahim Idris Adamu’s predecessor.
All withdrawn operatives are directed to report to their commands.