Henceforth, the Police Force would no longer deploy personnel of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) to guard individuals, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said on Wednesday.
This he said, at a meeting with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Special Protection Unit (SPU) and the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) in Abuja.
His words: “Therefore, in line with these responsibilities, it will be against force policy to deploy police mobile force personnel to guard individuals or fragment their personnel into smaller units.“
Idris also stated that the PMF, CTU and SPU were currently undergoing reorganisation and restructuring in accordance with their responsibilities.
The IG further said the force had put in motion strategy to ensure that PMF personnel were gradually replaced with SPU personnel who were saddled with the responsibility of close protection of VIPS.
Idris said that the special police units occupied the central aspects of policing all over the world.
“It is therefore important that we as a nation ensure that our special police units are given adequate training and resources to enable them carry out their responsibilities,“ he said.