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Police withdraw officers attached to VIPs as Force faces shortage of personnel



The coordinating Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of Southwest, Sylvester Alabi, has said police officers attached to some influential individuals in the country have been withdrawn, in a bid to address shortage of manpower in the police force.

Abiodun stated this in Ado-Ekiti during his maiden visit to Ekiti State police headquarters.

Speaking with journalists, he said, “There was a time we accessed the level of deployment of Officers and we realised that there are some areas that we need to rejig the deployment particularly where manpower is being underutilised, they are recalled back. That issue of unnecessary waste of manpower has been adequately addressed.

“The only thing is that generally, we don’t have enough manpower, that’s why the federal government approved constant recruitment of more men to enable us to deliver our mandate effectively and efficiently,” he said.

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