Politicians in southeast and southsouth will no longer enjoy police protection according to the Nigeria Police Force High Command.
The directive followed the incessant attacks on security operatives and formations in the region by suspected members of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
Specifically, the force directed its men not to accompany their principals to Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Rivers States until the security situation improves in these areas.
The directive read:
“Sequel to the incessant attacks on policemen and snatching of arms and ammunition by the proscribed IPOB/ESN (Eastern Security Network) elements in the Eastern states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo States and Rivers State, COMPOL DOPS directs you warn personnel that escort of their principals to the six eastern states is suspended forthwith until the security situation improves. Ensure strict compliance, please.”