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#EndSARS: IGP orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the withdrawal of police officers attached to Very Important Persons, VIP, across the country.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the decision is aimed at getting reinforcements as the #EndSARS protesters continue to remain in the streets.

The directive is contained a police wireless message issued to all police zonal commands on Wednesday and seen by TheCable.

In the directive, which is to take immediate effect, only those attached to Government Houses, the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives are exempted.

“Inspector-general of police directs you to withdraw all protect personnel attached to all VIPs, except those attached to government houses, senate president, speaker, House of Representatives with immediate effect,” the message read.

“Any commander who violates this order will bear the consequences. Any protect personnel found escorting or guarding any VIP with or without firearm is deemed to be deployed by the commander and the commander will be sanctioned.”

All withdrawn operatives were directed to report to their commands.

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