Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of police officers attached to Very Important Persons in the country.
This follows two weeks of unrelenting #ENDSARS protest in major cities of Nigeria as youths demand for an end to police brutality.
Adamu issued the directive through a police wireless message on Wednesday afternoon.
However, the directive exempts police officers attached to government houses, the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives.
“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All withdrawn operatives were directed to report to their commands with immediate effect.