Ministers, Nationwide Meeting members, federal appointees and different Very Essential Personalities (VIPs) from the Southeast and Southsouth is probably not accompanied by police escort whereas travelling dwelling following the elevated assaults towards safety brokers.
The Nation reported that the sign which emanated from the Delta State Police Command, have been endorsed by police authorities.
Law enforcement officials have been suggested to not accompany their principals to Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers states till the safety state of affairs improves.
Within the wi-fi message with the reference CB: 0900/DTS/DOPS/VOL.47/812X and title “Assault on policemen, snatching of rifles by IPOB”, the Chief Safety Officer, Authorities Home; Chief Superintendent of Police, Division of Operations, Delta Oil Producing Areas Improvement Fee; Delta Home of Meeting; Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) annex and lots of others have been copied.
“Sequel to the incessant assaults on policemen and snatching of arms and ammunition by the proscribed IPOB/ESN (Japanese Safety Community) components within the Japanese states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo States and Rivers State, COMPOL DOPS directs you warn personnel that escort of their principals to the six japanese states is suspended forthwith till the safety state of affairs improves. Guarantee strict compliance, please.”
Pressure Public Relation Officer, Frank Mba who disclosed that the sign originated from Delta State Command and was issued on the authority of the Commissioner of Police in Delta, mentioned the step was taken to save lots of the lives of the officers and their principals from gunmen.
“That sign didn’t come from Pressure Headquarters, so it’s not a nationwide directive.
“Any affordable individual will perceive that it is a excellent directive.
“The Commissioner of Police acted inside his powers and he gave the directives to treatment sure mischief.”
The police spokesperson additionally disclosed that premilinary investigation has revealed that members of the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) and Japanese Safety Community (ESN) are behind the April 5 assault on the Imo Police Command though they’ve denied it.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers, who got here of their numbers with subtle weapons equivalent to general-purpose machine weapons (GPMGs), sub-machine weapons (SMGs), AK49 rifles, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), improvised explosive units (IEDs), are members of the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB)/Japanese Safety Community (ESN).”