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