The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of new Commissioners of Police (CPs) for Kano, Zamfara and Enugu States.
According to a statement issued Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the new CPs are Abubakar Lawal, Kolo Yusuf and Ahmed Ammani, for Kano, Zamfara and Enugu States respectively.
TheFact Daily reports that Abubakar Lawal, fdc, who heads the Police Command in Kano State following the retirement of the former CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, is a native of Daura in Katsina State, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Lawal, who was commissioned as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in 1990 has served in various capacities including as Police Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Police Command, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in several Police Divisions in Borno and Kano States, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of South-West Border Patrol, Badagry, Lagos, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration at the Police Cooperative Society, Lagos, and Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations at both Zone 2 Headquarters Lagos and the Oyo State Police Command.
He has attended Combat Operations Course, Junior and Intermediate Command Course, as well as the Tactical Leadership Command Course at Police Staff College, Jos. He is a Fellow of the National Defence College (fdc).
The new Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Police Command, CP Kolo Yusufu, a native of Edati in Niger State, holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and is a member of the respected Nigeria Bar Association, NBA. He also holds a Masters Degree in Crime Management and Prevention with a Doctorate in International Relations.
Yusufu has served in various operational capacities including as Officer in Charge, Anti-Robbery Squad in various States; Commander, IGP Crack Squad; Coordinator, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS); and Commander Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad (TIU-STS) under the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB). He attended the Advanced Detective Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, and Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Course, Colombia.
CP Ahmed Ammani, fdc, the new Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command, is a versatile Police Officer who hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Kastina State.
A Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree holder in Hausa and Islamic Religious Studies from Bayero University Kano, a Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from Hong Kong University, Ammani has served as Divisional Police Officer in various divisions within Nasarawa State Police Command, and as Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations at the Ondo State Police Command.
He was a one-time Director Internal Affairs at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, and has participated in peace support operations at the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU). He has attended several professional courses including Tactical and Leadership Command Course, Counter Terrorism Training, Financial Intelligence and Fraud Management Techniques Course, and the International Human Rights Standard for Modern Policing Course. He is a Fellow of the National Defence College (fdc).
While charging the newly posted officers to hit the ground running in the areas of crime-fighting, public cooperation and safety, IGP Baba also called for support and cooperation from members of the public in the States to the new Police helmsmen to enable them perform optimally on their mandate.
The posting is with immediate effect.