The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the suspension of the withdrawal of police escorts from politicians, Punch reports.
Idris had on Monday announced the withdrawal of all policemen currently attached to politicians, pubic office holders, and very important personalities.
Idris, on Thursday, announced the suspension of the plan, saying it will begin to take effect April 20.
Jimoh Moshood, spokesperson of the Nigeria Police, made the announcement. He said:
The withdrawal will now take effect from April 20, this is to enable the Force to carry out a thorough assessment of the current deployment and carry out appropriate withdrawal.
Meanwhile, the IG has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Operations, to direct all the Commissioners of Police and their supervising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in the states and zonal commands to halt the withdrawal, revise and return those already withdrawn to their duty posts pending the new date of April 20, 2018.
Members of the public, political and political office holders, including VIPs and other categories of enterprises and corporate individuals and other entities are to retain the police officers currently with them on deployment.