Why Police Withdrew Escorts Attached to South East, Governors, Senators, VIPs

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The Nigeria has revealed why it took the decision to withdraw its attached to Governors, Senators, holders and high profile in the .

According to the , the decision was taken because of the incessant attacks on formations and officers and in the region.

The signal containing the information was dated “101054/05/2021” and with reference 0900/DTS/DOPS/VOL47/812 and issued by the Commissioner of (DOPS), Asaba, Delta State.

It said, “Sequel to the incessant attacks on policemen/ snatching of arms and ammunition by the proscribed / elements in the eastern of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo and , COMPOL DOPS directs you warn that escorts of principals to the six (6) eastern is suspended forthwith until security situation improves. Ensure strict compliance please.”

According to the publication, the acting spokesperson of the Delta State , 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 men to any part of the eastern state. That is the directive,” said Bright.

The and some parts of the South South regions have recently witnessed series of attacks on police stations, prison facilities and killing of police and other security .

Last weekend, a total of 10 police officers were killed in Rivers and Akwa Ibom while vehicles and police buildings were burnt.

The police are insisting that members of the Indigenous People of , , and security unit, the Eastern Security Network, , are responsible for the attacks even though the secessionist group led by Nnamdi Kanu, are persistent in their denial.