Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris said Tuesday that a presidential permission was needed for him to effect withdrawal of police personnel attached to politicians, public officers and senior citizens in the country. The IGP said the withdrawal of personnel would be nationwide.
IGP 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 described as worrisome attacks on police personnel, adding that the successes of the the attack show that the personnel were indulging in unprofessional conducts and poor training.