Okiro: Why 21 Senior Police Officers were Retired


Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

Following the recent retirement of top ranking police officers, which has generated controversy and heat, the Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Mike Okiro, on Monday justified the retirement of some Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) and Assistant Inspector Generals, saying it was for effective, efficient and best policing of the country.

According to him, ‎it is the norm to retire any senior officer who may have issues of respect of authority when new appointments are made. About 21 top police brass were retired in the recent shake-up of the Force.

While calling for support for the new management team which was inaugurated in Abuja, Okiro said there was no need for the debate about the retired officers as all was done in good faith and in the interest of the Force and the country

In a remark, the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau, retired, urged the new management team of the NPF to focus on the situations of crimes violence, insurgency in the North East, Niger- Delta and in any other parts of the country.

‎Meanwhile, the acting IGP of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris has urged the new management team to uphold the virtuous of service discipline in order to provide quality leadership to the officers and men of the Force.

Further details later