- The Adamawa state police command has withdrawn officers attached to politicians in the state
- The state’s commissioner of police said this would make more officers available to secure the general public
- He further warned politicians to advise their followers to be law abiding; stating that the command will not condone thuggery
Police officers attached to politicians in Adamawa have been withdrawn by the state’s police command.
The development was made public by the state’s commissioner of police, Abdullahi Ibrahim, in a statement released on Monday, October 8, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Ibrahim stated that the withdrawal of the escorts; mostly those attached to politicians who were aspirants for various elective offices, would make more officers available to secure the general public.
Ibrahim added that the command would not condone violent protests against the conduct of the primaries.
He said: “Aggrieved politicians should seek redress through normal processes. Political leaders are hereby warned to advise their followers to be law abiding as the police command will not condone thuggery."
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police, said that a presidential permission was needed for him to effect the withdrawal of police personnel attached to politicians, public officers and senior citizens in the country. Idris said that the withdrawal will be a national move.
Speaking at a meeting he convened with Squadron, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Protection Unit (SPU), and commanders at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Idris remarked: “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.”
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