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IG withdraws mobile policemen from ex-First lady, Buhari’s brother, ex-ministers, other VIPs

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) under the leadership of Acting Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, has withdrawn the Mobile Police Force personnel attached to politicians and several Very Important Persons (VIPs).

According to a report by The Punch, the order, which was contained in a police wireless message from Mopol 45 Force Headquarters, Abuja, affected Daura Buhari, brother to former President Muhammadu Buhari as well as former First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s sibling and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The development came a few weeks after the IG vowed to withdraw Police Mobile Force personnel from VIP escort and guard duties.

He had also announced plans to establish the Special Intervention Squad, which according to him, would have 40,000 highly trained police officers including selected officers from the Police Mobile Force.

This, the IG said, was to allow the police to take back its place in the “internal security architecture” of the country.

The development affected ex-governors, former ministers, and lawmakers.

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