The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned all police Unit Commanders against disobeying his order to withdraw personnel from political and public office holders and VIPs in Nigeria.
The IGP gave the warning during his meeting with the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Protection Unit (SPU) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) Commanders on Tuesday in Abuja.
“Sanction awaits any officer who violates the order to withdraw personnel from the above-mentioned persons.
Mr. Idris on Monday ordered immediate withdrawal of all policemen from Very Important Personalties (VIPs), politicians, business entrepreneurs and those in multinational companies.
Speaking about the order today, the police boss said: “We want to ensure absolute withdrawal of personnel this time around, any violation will be met with stiffer sanction,” said Idris.
He added that Tuesday is the deadline for the withdrawal.
He also told the commanders that the Police must live up to its constitutional role of combating the different security challenges confronting the country.
In this vein, he added that mobile police personnel will be deployed on guard duties to all schools in Yobe, Borno, and Adamawa in order to prevent a recurrence of the incident at the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi.
“We must face and surmount the security challenges confronting us by all means,” he said.