The Nigeria Police have commenced the transfer of some of its officers in the South-East in an effort to combat the increasing spate of violent crimes in the zone. The News Agency of Nigeria,in Awka, on Monday, gathered that the transfers affected mainly officers in Anambra and Abia States commands because of the rampant cases of kidnapping in the areas.
Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, Emeka Chukwuemeka, confirmed that the transfers had started, but said he could not ascertain the number of officers transferred from the state. “The exercise is ongoing and involves officers, who have spent five years and above in one location,” he said.
A police source, who asked not to be named, said that policemen who had stayed long in the states were either abetting crime or sabotaging the efforts of the command. The source said that in Anambra alone, more than 3,000 officers and men were affected by the transfer to other states, including Sokoto and Borno. “More than 500 senior police officers are also affected,” he said...
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