The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase has ordered for the withdrawal of orderlies from politicians and individuals across the country.

He gave this order in Minna Niger State on Friday, saying Nigeria is grossly under policed and that one of the ways to inject more policemen into more sensitive areas of the society is by withdrawing them from servicing politicians.

However, the IGP said that the withdrawal would not affect such pubic officers like Senate President, Speaker House of Representatives, Speakers House of Assemblies but politicians who have no special portfolios.

According to him, there are less than 8000 police officers to provide security for the entire people of Niger state. “This is grossly inadequate to man the state effectively,” he sad.

He also attributed the inadequacy to lack of recruitment into the Force in the past five years but which he said was being seriously looked into by the Mohammadu Buhari.

“I have given directive that policemen on postings as orderlies to individuals including politicians be withdrawn immediately and redeployed to other more sensitive posts in order to provide the needed security across the country,” he said.