According to Punch, it was gathered that 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.
The affected AIGs are Bala Hassan, Yahaya Ardo, Irmiya Yarima, Danladi Mshebwala, Tambari Mohammed, Bala Nasarawa, Musa Abdulsalam, Adisa Bolanta and Mohammed Gana.
Also affected by the retrenchment exercise are Umaru Manko Lawal Tanko, Olufemi Adenike, Johnson Ogunsakin, Adenrele Shinaba, James Caulcrick, Olufemi Ogunbayode, Edgar Nanakumo, Kalafite Adeyemi, Patrick Dokumor, Joseph Mbu and Sabo Ringim.
A statement on Friday in Abuja 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 and wished them well in their new endeavours.