POLICE SUSPEND ESCORTS FOR GOVERNORS, VIPs IN SOUTH EAST, RIVERS
The Nigeria Police Force has ordered the immediate withdrawal of personnel attached to governors, senators and other public office holders in the South East over persistent attacks on Police officers and formations in the region.
The Police said, “Sequel to the incessant attacks on Policemen and snatching of arms and ammunition by the proscribed IPOB and ESN elements in the Eastern States of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States and indeed, 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 the validity of the wireless message but noted that it was not meant for the press.