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IGP suspends police deployment to VIPs

 The IGP also ordered the regularization and standardization of police personnel deployed to political and public office holders.

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He  said in view of the current security challenges in the country, “It has become expedient for the Police to streamline the deployment of its personnel attached to political and public office holders, aimed at enhancing effective and efficient policing of the country.”

He added that, “To this effect, a memo will be forwarded to the President for approval which will serve as a guideline or template for deployment to VIP, Political and Public office holders in the country.”

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“Accordingly, a directive for withdrawal of all police officers deployed to VIPs, political and public office holders, with immediate effect, is hereby given.

He said, “This directive includes business entrepreneurs, Multi-National companies as well as corporate individuals.”

Idris added that, “a Task Force has been constituted at the Force Headquarters under the Command of ACP Mohammad Adamu Dankwara to ensure compliance to this directive while CPs are to replicate same at their various Commands.”

He said, “Business entrepreneurs, multi-national organizations, corporate individuals and entities that require such services and are found to be worthy will be considered for the Special Protection Unit (SPU) of the NPF on application for re-validation through the states CPs where they are resident or domiciled.”

He said the CPs are to profile and recommend if such applicants merit the services for approval.

He said, “I am charging the CPs with the responsibility of supervising such official deployment and thereby holding them accountable.”

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