- Not less than 6,000 policemen are reportedly scheduled to be transferred from Lagos
- The police IG, Adamu, allegedly ordered the transfer as parts of his move to reinvigorate the Force in Lagos state
- About 1,001 officers have already been redeployed in the first phase of the transfer to Zamfara and other states
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly ordered the immediate transfer of over 6,000 senior policemen and rank and file out of Lagos state.
Vanguard citing sources in Eagle Online, reports that this is part of the IGP’s plan to reinvigorate the Force in Lagos state amid escalating crime rate.
In the first phase, 1,001 senior police officers have been allegedly transferred out of the state. The ranks of those affected are Assistant Superintendent of Police, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Police and Chief Superintendent of Police.
Over 5,000 ranks and file will be reportedly transferred out of Lagos after the first phase.
The newspaper further reports that in a signal dated May 2, 2019, Adamu instructed that the 1,001 officers should be warned and released to head to their new commands immediately.
Fifty of the transferred policemen will reportedly resume in Zamfara state which has been witnessing unrests as a result of bandits’ activities. At least 22 officers will report to Abia state.
Others are Adamawa state 43; Akwa Ibom state, 11; Anambra state, nine; Bauchi state 31; Benue state, 32; Borno state, 24; Balyesa state, 14; Cross River state, 20; Delta state 10; Ebonyi state, 43; Ekiti state, 42; Enugu state, 29; and the Federal Capital Territory, five.
Also included are Gombe state, 24; Imo state, 30; Jigawa state, 34; Kebbi state, 47; Kaduna state, 35; Kogi state, 23; Kano state, 32; Katsina state, 41; Kwara state, 20; Nasarawa state, 22; Niger state, 14; Ondo state, 14; Osun state, 26; Oyo state, 41; Plateau state, 32; Rivers state, 37; Sokoto state, 29; Taraba state, 40; Yobe state, 35; and Zamfara state, 53.
Also, the newspaper reports that officers from other state commands are already in Lagos and taking over the offices vacated by the outgoing officers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate, on Tuesday, May 7, pledged to give adequate budgetary support required by the Nigeria Police to enable them to tackle the increasing security challenges nationwide.
Saraki, disclosed this on the floor of the house shortly after a closed-door session that lasted more than two hours with IG Adamu in Abuja.
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