EXPOSED: Reason why police escorts where withdrawn from South East, Rivers Governors, senators, VIPs
The Nigerian Police Force have ordered that all personnel attached to governors, senators, public office holders and VIPs from the Southeast be withdrawn.
The decision came due to the constant attacks being meted on police facilities and personnel in the region by some unknown gunmen.
The Whistler shared the directive which was contained in a police wireless message.
The signal containing the information was dated “101054/05/2021” and with reference number 0900/DTS/DOPS/VOL47/812 and issued by the Commissioner of Police (DOPS), Asaba, Delta State.
It said, “Sequel to the incessant attacks on policemen/ snatching of arms and ammunition by the proscribed IPOB/ESN elements in the eastern states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States and Rivers State, COMPOL DOPS directs you warn personnel that escorts of their principals to the six (6) eastern states is suspended forthwith until security situation improves. Ensure strict compliance please.”
The acting spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed that the wireless message is valid, but stated it was not meant for the press.
“Firstly, the message that was sent out is not for press, so I don’t know how it got to you. Secondly, it is for policemen attached to VIPS not to escort their men to any part of the eastern state. That is the directive,” said Bright.
Recently, the South east and some part of South South have witnessed several attacks on Police facilities and personnel.
Just last week, a total of ten officers were killed in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States with police vehicles and buildings burnt.
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