Police Suspend escorts for Govs, Senators, VIPs in South East, Rivers

The Nigeria Police Force has ordered immediate withdrawal of personnel attached to governors, senators, other public office holders and VIPs in the South East over nonstop attacks on police officers and formations in the region.

The directive was contained in a police wireless message dated “101054/05/2021”.

The directive, according to the signal, followed attacks on policemen by alleged members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its the Eastern Security Network (ESN) paramilitary wing.

The signal with reference number 0900/DTS/DOPS/VOL47/812 was 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.”

According to the publication, the acting spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed validity of the wireless message, but noted that 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.

See the police signal below.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved a new security measures for the South East and South South geo political zones of the country.

It was one of the outcomes of the series of security meetings held in the last eleven days and concluded on Tuesday in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the meeting. He, however, declined to give details.

13 thoughts on “Police Suspend escorts for Govs, Senators, VIPs in South East, Rivers

  1. Then close all police station in the southern Nigeria, not only in South East that you will do such nonsense.
    If you don’t know what to create as propaganda. To kill our indigenous people of southern Nigeria. Tell your group of Fulanis that has taken over the hole security institutions and this country is like this and you have the got to give this speech to the public.

    Resign now if you don’t know what to do in issues of security across the nation. don’t use south east as escape goat.

  2. Is it because of the meeting held in asaba that brought about this ,IGBO leaders be wise abeg, confusion every where

  3. Mr. Commission, whistle blower, the south isn’t the only part of the country besieged by i security. Why single out the south alone, and rid the governors, senator, etc of their rightful Police protection. Is this a reprisal to the southern governors’ recent meeting?

  4. Since police and soldiers were being killed in the northern part of the country, when had the issue of withdrawal of the police or soldiers been said or called. We are watching.

  5. This is pure MADNESS, taking your NEPOTISM to a higher height. How do you even conclude the attacks are coming from ESN when you have strategically positioned your jihadist all over the SOUTH. IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, ALL YOUR EVIL PLANS AGAINST THIS NATION WILL BACKFIRE. YOU ARE CONFUSED AND PUT TO SHAME IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME. AMEN!!!

  6. This is absolute madness. Since the Boko Haram and other elements have been ravaging the north in the last six years or more, have the security details of VIPs been withdrawn?

    All these goes to show that there is a warped agenda by the present federal government and administration of the country to subjugate the people of the South-east by any means possible.

    These and any such directives against the region will only make them stronger. Affected governors should form their own security detail and arm them. Regional police has just been activated.

    This is a blessing in disguise.

  7. This is a way of trying to test the solidarity of the ESN and the governors. Withdraw the governor’s security and they will be ambushed by the same northern oligarchs and fulani. The south and the South eastern givers rise up and meet this challenge. Stop hating yourselves. You have a common enemy. Face it.

  8. Sincerely speaking this is a strategy the south easterners should be wise and say no to all this propaganda from president Buhari and his cohorts, everyone knows how tough the war has been in the north with bokoharam and other bandits all these years yet there own security was not withdrawn my people be wise and do not take any chances at all.

  9. We thank God almighty for what is unfolding now, the eastern governors and mr vice president agitator Nyesom Wike, have you all see the one Nigeria and your unity we stand. Nyesom Wike sow this thing over two months now, he left the government house Port Harcourt and park to his house in his village Rumumprikom mile 4 in Obio/Akpo LGA in Rivers State. I thank President Mohammad u Buhari for doing this to them all. The meaning of this is go unite and hamonise yourselves for the on coming war. A word is enough for the Wise.

  10. It’s about time Southern Nigeria Stand together against Fulani hegemony. This is time for Benue to join us in this fight.

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