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Police Insist on Withdrawing Mobile Police Personnel from VIPs

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that it will be withdrawing mobile police personnel from VIPs in the country.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the decision was announced by Acting Inspector General of Police Kayode Egbetokun, who said it is part of ongoing efforts to optimise the allocation of resources and enhance the efficiency of the police force.

In a statement by Force Spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi, the Police said the withdrawal process has already begun, and a report has been submitted by the committee set up to implement the policy.

The force said it is committed to providing adequate security arrangements for VIPs entitled to such protection.

“The Nigeria Police Force hereby addresses recent news circulating regarding the possible reversal of the PMF reform policy and the decision of acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to withdraw Police Mobile Force personnel from certain important personalities.

“The Force wishes to clarify that the decision to withdraw PMF personnel from escort and guard duties stands firm. There will be no going back on this critical policy change,” Adejobi said.

“The decision to withdraw Police Mobile Force personnel from VIP duties is part of ongoing efforts to optimise the allocation of resources and enhance the efficiency of the Nigeria Police Force in its core mandate of safeguarding the lives and properties of all citizens.

“While poised to ensure a smooth transition, the Nigeria Police Force is committed to providing adequate security arrangements for VIPs who are entitled to such protection,” the police spokesman added.

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