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IGP bans use of commercial buses for patrol

Due to public outcry,the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has directed that all police commands and formations should stop the use of commercial vehicles painted in states’ colours for operations and patrol duties.
According to a statement issued in Abuja by the Force Spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, the ban was due to public complaints and enormous negative consequences associated with the use.
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The directive was contained in a circular issued to all police formations and commands nationwide.
“The directive was due to enormous negative consequences associated with such practices.”
The IGP warned that flouting of the order by any police unit will attract severe sanctions.

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