The Police Service Commission has approved the retirement of 21 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police who were senior to the new acting IG, Idris Ibrahim, before his appointment.
With this retrenchment, majority of the experienced officers in the force may have been swept off.
A statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC Ikechukwu Ani, said the chairman of the commission, Mike Okiro “congratulated the affected officers for their meritorious service to the nation.
In a related development, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has deployed a tactical operation unit of the force to flush out vandals and other criminal elements operating in Arepo and Ibafor Areas of Ogun State.
The unit, reInforced by a combined team of police mobile force, the counter-terrorism unit with the back-up of an air surveillance.
The acting inspector general of police authorized the unit to deal decisively with anyone who constitutes himself an enemy of the state.