- Keshi not happy with strikers’ performance against Tahiti, Ideye likely to start against Uruguay
- Moyes’ first Manchester derby, North London rivalry renewed – See the FULL 2013/2014 EPL fixture list
- United away to Swansea, Mourinho welcomes Hull, Gunners host Villa – See full 2013/2014 EPL opening fixtures
- NGF crisis: You are an embarrassment to Nigerian Labour and your party – Aremu tells Mimiko
- Final report on APC merger ready for submission to parties
- Barcelona keep tabs on Mata after Mourinho blocks Spaniard’s pay rise
- I am here to run PDP and I will continue to do so – Tukur debunks resignation reports
- Save us, security operatives kill students daily – NANS cry out to Jonathan
- Akpabio explains why Amaechi’s suspension has not been lifted
- “JAMB cut-off marks for Nigerian Universities is 180, Polytechnics 150″ – Minister
National Security: 50,000 police officers transferred
As part of its preparation towards a successful and violence free Sallah celebration the Inspector General of Police has approve the mass transfer of about 50,000 police officers which is expected to begin this weekend.
The current transfer has turned the Sallah celebration sour for most affected police officers who have complained bitterly that the transfer was uncalled for. Some of them who spoke to our correspondent had stressed on the position of their families who have advised that they resign their appointment, since the transfer has to do with swapping of regions.
Most police officers from the North who are currently serving in the South and the East have continued to lobby in order to ensure that they are not posted back to their state to perform security functions in their different states.
Investigation revealed that information regarding the mass transfer of police went viral in different police commands across the country on Thursday and that as at Friday (yesterday) over 5,000 SPOs, Inspectors and other ranks got transferred from one command to the other.
Police source had disclosed that officers from Edo and Delta states as well as some Eastern States were posted to Kano, Plateau, Borno and Yobe while those who were serving in the North were posted to states like Enugu, Abia, and Rivers.
It was reported that about 5000 senior officers were affected in the new posting. Our sources have disclosed that development was based on the directive of the IG, who had warned earnestly that nobody must be spared in the transfer, no matter the position.
The IG had reiterated that keeping a policeman in a particular command for more than two years will get him or her involved in activities that could be detriment to the growth of the police force, hence no officer must henceforth spend more than two years in a command.
It was further disclosed that more postings would be done at least by the first or second week of September.