Following the incessant attacks at Police Stations and officers, the Nigerian Police Force has withdrawn all security personnel attached to private citizens in Delta State.
This was contained in a wireless message by the Commissioner of Police Asaba, Delta State.
According to the Whistler who obtained the document, the document reads below;
“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.”
When contacted, the acting spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed the 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.