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IGP appoints new police commissioners for FCT, Bayelsa, Kogi, others

The Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of new police commissioners to thirteen states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

The appointment which is with immediate effect according to a statement by force public relations officer Frank Mba, is part of efforts at repositioning the Nigerian police force for greater efficiency, stabilizing the internal security order and scaling up the fight against crimes and criminality in the country.

According to the statement: “The affected State Commands and Commissioner of Police posted are: Niger State Command, CP Monday Bala Kuryas; Kwara State Command, CP Emienbo Tuesday Assayamo; Nasarawa State Command, CP Soyemi Musbau Adesina; Taraba State Command, CP Abimbola Shokoya; Benue State Command, CP Akingbola Olatunji; FCT Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday; Kogi State Command, CP Arungwa Nwazue Udo; Kaduna State Command, CP Abdullahi Mudashiru; Jigawa State Command, CP Aliyu Sale Tafida; Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal; Cross River State Command, CP Alhassan Aminu; Bayelsa State Command, CP Echeng Eworo Echeng and Kebbi State Command, CP Musa Baba.

“Other Senior officers deployed are CP Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed, a former Commissioner of Police, Enugu State, who is now the CP Anti-Fraud Unit FCID, Abuja; CP Sikiru Akande, a former CP in Cross River State who is now redeployed to the Department of ICT as the CP ICT, Force Headquarters, Abuja. Similarly, CP Bankole Lanre Sikiru is deployed as the CP INTERPOL, FCID Lagos; and CP Augustine Arop is now posted as the Deputy Commandant, Police Staff College Jos.

“The IGP, while charging the officers to justify the confidence reposed in them, has assured citizens of sustained efforts by the Force in stabilizing security in the country. He enjoined citizens in the affected States to cooperate with their new Commissioners of Police for efficient service delivery.

“The posting and the redeployment of the Senior Police Officers is with immediate effect”.

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