The Delta State Police Command has suspended the escort of politicians and other Very Important Personalities (VIPs) to the South-East and Rivers State.
According to a police signal shared by The Whistler, the decision was reached following the incessant attacks on police formations and officers in the region..
The signal was dated “101054/05/2021” and with reference number 0900/DTS/DOPS/VOL47/812 and issued by the Commissioner of Police (DOPS), Asaba, Delta State.
It said, “Sequel to the incessant attacks on policemen/ snatching of arms and ammunition by the proscribed IPOB/ESN elements in the Eastern states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States and Rivers State, COMPOL DOPS directs you warn personnel that escorts of their principals to the six (6) Eastern states is suspended forthwith until security situation improves.
“Ensure strict compliance please.”
Meanwhile,, the acting spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Edafe Bright has confirmed the signal..
According to Bright,, the message that was sent out is not for press but for policemen attached to VIPS not to escort their men to any part of the Eastern states.
Recall that the South-East and parts of the South-South regions have recently witnessed series of attacks on police stations, prison facilities leading to the killing of police and other security personnel.
Last weekend, a total of 10 police officers were killed in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States while vehicles and police buildings were burnt.
However, the IPOB had always denied complicity in the attacks.