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Solomon Arase Police IG reduces governors’ security detail

Each governor will now have 62 officers attached to his detail as against the earlier practice where some governors had almost 150 policemen securing them.

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Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has reduced the number of police officers attached to governors in the country as part of the reorganization of the force’s functions.

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase play

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

(Nigeria Police Force)

 

Each governor will now have 62 officers attached to his detail as against the earlier practice where some governors had almost 150 policemen securing them.

 Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase play

 Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase

(The Nation)

 

Arase made the disclosure at the weekend saying that the police were worried that too many of their officers and men were doing jobs other than their core police duties, yet they were being promoted.

He said:

“When these people now have to be deployed from these special assignments back to their core duties, they may have lost touch.”

“I assure you that I will leave the police better than I met it at the end of my tenure next year.”

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier ordered the police to reduce the number of officers attached to dignitaries as orderlies.

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