IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the posting of Commissioners of Police, CPs, to take over the saddle of leadership in thirteen State Commands including the Federal Capital Territory.
According to a press release issued today by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, CP Frank Mba, the deployment constitutes part of efforts at repositioning the Force for greater efficiency, stabilizing the internal security order and scaling up the fight against crimes and criminality nationwide.
TheFact Nigeria recalls that the Police Chief had, late last month, ordered the posting and redeployment of twenty-four Assistant Inspectors General of Police, AIGs, whom he had just then promoted and decorated, to various Zonal Commands and formations. This was in line with the new Nigeria Police Manpower Development Policy, which he said was aimed at identifying, elevating and positioning professionally competent officers to respond to emerging current security threats in the country.
The State Commands and Commissioners of Police include: 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 charged the officers to justify the confidence reposed in them, while assuring citizens of sustained efforts by the Force in stabilizing security in the country.
He further 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.