The Nigeria Police have debunked a media report on alleged protest by over one thousand policemen transferred from South West to Northern states.
The force, in a statement, described the report as mischievous. a statement, the Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah, said that the report was mischievous.
“The report was in its entirety false, mischievous and capable of misleading the members of the public.
“However, it is imperative to set the record straight and disabuse the minds of Police personnel and other members of the public,” said Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah.
Awunah further said transfers, reorganisations and postings in the Nigeria Police Force are routine and administrative.
He added that officers and men of the Force were rotated to maximize their efficiency and effective service delivery for the force.
Police IG has backing of the law
He said the Inspector-General of Police is empowered relevant provisions in the Force Orders and Force Administrative Instructions to effect transfers, postings and redeployments of the personnel.
“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 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,”he said.