The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has approved the appointment of Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG Habu Sani to head the newly upscaled Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB).
This is according to a statement on Thursday by the Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi.
TheFact Daily learns that the upscaling of the FIB to a Department in the Nigeria Police Force is aimed at enhancing the NPF intelligence capabilities for an improved internal security mechanism, which will
bolster the ability to combat modern-day challenges effectively.
DIG Habu Sani, is a Geography graduate from Usman Danfodiyo University and was appointed as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1992.
He has attended various specialized and strategic courses, including Intermediate Command, Advance Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Advance Intelligence Processing, Technical Intelligence Management Methodology, and False Document and Border Police Technique Courses.
DIG Habu Sani has served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities within the Nigeria Police Force, including ACP Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Technical Intelligence Unit, and AIG in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau. He was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Force Secretary until his recent promotion.
Adejobi further disclosed that the NPF has approved the appointment of Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) to head Zonal Intelligence Departments (ZIDs) and State Intelligence Departments (SIDs) nationwide.
According to the IGP, by entrusting ACPs with the responsibility of heading SIDs, his administration aims to infuse these units with leadership that possesses a blend of operational experience, strategic thinking, and a deep commitment to maintaining law and order. This step is expected to translate to sharper intelligence operations, more effective crime prevention, and an overall elevation of our law enforcement standards.
The Police Chief, while reiterating that the Police is poised to evolve in an ever-changing landscape, noted that upscaling the FID underscores the unwavering dedication of the NPF to excellence in policing and ensuring the safety and security of citizens.
He congratulated DIG Habu Sani on his posting to Head the FID and tasked him with readiness to intensify his contributions to the IGP’s policing vision.