Mass resignation looms in the Nigeria Police Force, following the transfer of police officers to the northern part of the country.
Investigations revealed that more than two thousand police officers are affected by an ongoing mass transfer in the Force.
A number of police officers from the western part of the country are facing transfer to the troubled northern region, while their colleagues from the north are being moved down south.
Those affected by the mass transfer include police officers from the rank and file to the Chief Superintendent Police (CSP) cadre.
It was gathered that the move is part of the police’s strategy to combat activities of the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram, which has targeted police stations and other government offices in the northern part of the country.
Sources say that police officers in the north may have been compromised and as such, may be jeopardising the government’s efforts to tackle the dreaded sect.
Though the mass transfer is legitimate and compulsory for the officers, most of those transferred to the north are unhappy and scared of the fate that could await them there.
Many officers, especially from Lagos State, have begun desperate moves to prevent being transferred to the troubled spots in the north.
Also, some affected officers who have been unable to revert their transfers to the west, have threatened to resign.