The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has announced temporary suspension of the withdrawal of policemen attached to Very Important Persons.
Idris had earlier in the week ordered affected police officers to return to the stations.
It however, took a new turn on Thursday as the IGP reversed his order, albeit temporarily, through a statement the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood released.
It reads: “The withdrawal will now take effect from April 20, this is to enable the Force to carry out a thorough assessment of the current deployment and carry out appropriate withdrawal.
“Meanwhile, the IG has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Operations, to direct all the Commissioners of Police and their supervising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in the states and zonal commands to halt the withdrawal, revise and return those already withdrawn to their duty posts pending the new date of April 20, 2018,” the statement read.”