Kaduna (Nigeria) – Nigerian Police has warned individuals and corporate bodies to desist from using illegal police guards for their personal services.
A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, emphases that there are dangers associated with the ‘unlawful’ practice, citing a case of an oil services company that hired a dismissed Police Officer, who in turn procured ‘miscreants’ dressed in uniform and armed them to serve the company.
“It is the duty of the Nigeria Police Force to warn the public of the dangers inherent in this unlawful practice.
“The Special Protection Unit of the Force is available and equipped to meet the special protection needs of corporate bodies and individuals.” It says.
The statement advises interested individuals to apply for such services.
“Those interested are to route their application to the Inspector-General of Police for approval.” The statement says.