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Police deny alleged protest by Policemen over transfer



The Nigeria Police Force has denied a media report on alleged protest by 1, 260 policemen from the Southwest transferred to northern parts of the country.

In a statement, the Force spokesman, Don Awunah, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, said the report was “in its entirety false, mischievous and capable of misleading the members of the public.”

Awunah clarified that to set the record straight and disabuse the minds of Police personnel and the public, transfers, reorganisations and postings in the Force were routine and administrative, adding that officers and men were rotated to maximise their efficiency and effective service delivery.

He said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) was empowered by the relevant provisions in the Force Orders and Force Administrative Instructions to effect transfers, postings and redeployments of the personnel and the signal quoted in the report was not consistent with the practices and tradition of the service.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Awunah as saying: “To this extent, the publication, with all the allegations contained, is completely untrue and a futile distraction

“Refusal to proceed on postings and protest in this regard is serious misconduct not only in the Nigeria Police Force, but also in every government/public agency.

“Consequently, the Nigeria Police Force wishes to assure the media of its support as partner in ensuring a crime-free society.”

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