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Nigeria — Inspector General Of Police Halts Withdrawal Of Policemen From Politicians, VIPs, Organizations

Ibrahim Idris, Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, has temporarily stopped the withdrawal of attaching policemen to Very Important Persons (VIPs), stating that the withdrawal would take effect starting April 20, 2018.

  Ibrahim Idris is urging interested individuals or organizations to apply for re-validation before April 20 through the Commissioner of Police in the State they reside.

He said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, through the his spokesman, Jimoh Moshood.

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“The withdrawal will now take effect from April 20, this is to enable the Force to carry out a thorough assessment of the current deployment and carry out appropriate withdrawal.

“Meanwhile, the IG has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Operations, to direct all the Commissioners of Police and their supervising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in the states and zonal commands to halt the withdrawal, revise and return those already withdrawn to their duty posts pending the new date of April 20, 2018.

“Members of the public, political and political office holders, including VIPs and other categories of enterprises and corporate individuals and other entities are to retain the police officers currently with them on deployment,” quoting from the statement.