2019 elections: Police officers attached to VIPs report back to base

2019 elections: Police officers attached to VIPs report back to base

Thousands of officers attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) are now back to base following an official order by the Inspector General of police (IGP) Adamu Muhammed.

The police personnel were attached to Very Important Personalities (VIP’s) across the country.

The Guardian reports that SPU is the special/commercialised unit of the Nigerian Police Force responsible for deploying men to VIPs, diplomats, high profile individuals, top bank and industry executives, senators, ministers amongst others.

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The news outlet reports that thousands of them are now back to the base where they would be further deployed for electoral duties.

“We came to be deployed for electoral duties. Police don’t have enough man-power, that is the reason the IG withdrew all of us.

“Like me, I was one of the security details attached to a Director General, but once our ‘headmaster’ said we should come back through a signal, we don’t have any choice but to return to base,” one of the officers who does no want his name in print said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Anthony Ogbizi assured the people of Enugu state that the police personnel deployed in the state for Saturday, February 16, poll will demonstrate absolute professionalism and neutrality in the discharge of their duties.

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Ogbizi, who is in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department and the southeast for the elections, gave the assurance on Tuesday, February 12, in Enugu during a stakeholders’ meeting on election security.

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Source: Legit.ng

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