Husbands of about 375 female police officers of Zone 8, Kwara State Command of the Nigerian Police on Thursday stormed A Divisional Police Office in Ilorin to protest against the alleged ill-treatment meted out to their wives.
They also petitioned the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, over what they described as “inconsiderate and abnormal” transfer of their wives.
Our correspondent learnt that the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ephraim Amakulor, on Wednesday allegedly issued transfer letters to about 500 police officers in the zonal command in Ilorin to proceed to Lokoja, Kogi State as a result of the ongoing reorganisation in the police.
According to a source, the reorganisation is to combat the menace of Boko Haram and other criminal activities in the state.
Our correspondent learnt that 375 of the affected 500 police officers in Kwara State were women.
The husbands of the affected women officers, who besieged the A Divisional Police Office in Ilorin, urged the IG to stop the transfers.
Their spokesperson, Mr. Peter Akhigbe, said since the women were married, their transfer could adversely affect their marriages.
According to him, some are pregnant while some are either nursing mothers or are newly married.