Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has said that the withdrawal of police personnel from very important persons (VIPs) is targeted at him.
The Cable reports that the inspector-general of police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, gave the order at a meeting with police commissioners in Abuja on Monday, March 19.
It was gathered that while responding in a series of tweets on Monday, March 19, Melaye said after “escaping assassination twice”, he deserves police protection as a taxpayer.
He added that no amount of blackmail would stop him from speaking the truth.
“Withdrawal of police from VIP I am the target. IG want to expose me so I can be killed. Having survived assassination attempt twice I deserve police protection in a country where I’m a taxpayer,” he tweeted.
“No amount of lies and blackmail will detract my attention from speaking the truth and defending it.
“Fabricated lies by Kogi state govt and the police will fail. It’s utterly laughable and preposterous. It’s a sign of desperation.”
Inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday, March 19, ordered the immediate withdrawal of personnel attached to private companies and individual.
It was reported that the head of the Nigeria police public complaint Rapid Response Unit, stated that Idris also ordered that all the police SPY number plates should be returned to Force Transport Officer.