The IGP, nevertheless, exempted officers hooked up to Authorities Homes, the Senate President and the Speaker Home of Representatives, from the order.
That is coming ten days after he announced the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad following protests in opposition to the unit’s extra-judicial actions.
This isn’t the primary time police authorities will difficulty an order withdrawing officers hooked up to distinguished individuals within the nation.
In February 2019, the IGP introduced withdrawal of its personnel hooked up to VIPs.
Additionally in 2018, Adamu’s predecessor, Ibrahim Idris ordered an instantaneous withdrawal of cops hooked up to political workplace holders and VIPs.
All the sooner directives weren’t duly adopted.
Nevertheless, the newest directive contained in a police wi-fi message dated October 21, 2020, addressed to all state Commissioners of Police said that any officer discovered escorting VIPs might be sanctioned.
The wi-fi sign with reference quantity, CB:4001/DOPS/SPU/FHQ/ABU/VOL./ORDER AND DIRECTIVES, reads partially, “Any commander who violates this order will bear the results.
“Any shield personnel discovered escorting or guarding any VIP with or with no firearm is deemed to be deployed by the commander and the commander might be sanctioned.”
The order additionally states that affected personnel to report back to their respective command Commissioner of Police.