The newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) were yesterday decorated with their new ranks by the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The new DIGs are: DIG Tijani Baba, DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim mni, and DIG Moses A. Jitoboh mni.
TheFact Nigeria notes that the promotion of the Force officers and their subsequent decoration became necessary following the retirement of erstwhile DIGs from their respective geo-political zones. The elevation of the senior officers is in acting capacity.
The new DIGs have also been posted to their new departments and directorates as follows:
DIG Tijani Baba – Directorate of Force Intelligence Bureau;
DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim –Department of Logistics and Supply;
DIG Moses A. Jitoboh – Department of Research and Planning.
Before his elevation to the new rank, DIG Tijani Baba was the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in charge, Zones 9 Umuahia, 12 Bauchi, 7 Abuja and 8 Lokoja respectively. He had also served as Commissioner of Police (CP) Special Protection Unit (SPU), CP Federal Operations and CP Zamfara State respectively.
DIG Zanna M. Ibrahim, was, until recently, the Commandant, Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano. An alumnus of the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, DIG Zanna was, at various times, Commissioner of Police, Zamfara, Delta and Yobe State Commands. He was also CP Info-Tech, as well as the Director, Peace Keeping Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja, amongst others.
Similarly, DIG Moses A. Jitoboh, a proud alumnus of NIPSS, was AIG in charge, Border Patrol, Force Headquarters, Abuja. He was also AIG in charge Zone 8 Headquarters, Lokoja, AIG Investment, Force Headquarters, Abuja and Commissioner of Police, Adamawa State Police Command. An officer with huge experience in VIP protection, DIG Jitoboh was once the Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO) to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
While congratulating the trio on their elevation, the IGP enjoined them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Police Service Commission and the Federal Government of Nigeria by rendering selfless services to the nation.