The Inspector – General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , has ordered the withdrawal of all police officers attached to Very Important Persons across the country , with immediate effect .
The IG , however, exempted those attached to Government Houses , the Senate President and the Speaker House of Representatives, from the order .
This is coming 10 days after the police authorities disbanded the Special Anti -Robbery Squad , following protests against the squad for high handedness and extrajudicial killings .
Reports that Adamu ’ s predecessors had also issued similar directives which were only observed in breach.
The latest directive was contained in a police wireless message dated October 21 , 2020 , addressed to all state Commissioners of Police .
The wireless signal with reference number , CB : 4001 / DOPS / SPU / FHQ / ABU / VOL . / ORDER AND DIRECTIVES , said , “ any commander who violates this order will bear the consequences. ”
The signal, which was signed by the AIPOL, Protect , Force Headquarters, Abuja , read in part, “ Any protect personnel found escorting or guarding any VIP with or without a firearm is deemed to be deployed by the commander and the commander will be sanctioned . ”
It further directed the affected personnel to report to their respective command Commissioner of Police .