The Federal Government has withdrawn the Mobile Police Force personnel attached to Very Important Persons (VIP), including ex-governors, former ministers and lawmakers.
The order, was contained in a police wireless message from Mopol 45 Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The development came a few weeks after the IG Olukayode Egbetokun, vowed to withdraw Police Mobile Force personnel from VIP escort and guard duties.
Egbetokun said, in a bid to kick-start the process of regaining our pride of place in the internal security architecture of our dear country first and foremost, modalities for the creation of a new special squad, the Special Intervention Squad have been initiated.
According to him, we will have 40,000 special squad highly trained police officers including selected officers from the Police Mobile Force.