By Salim Yunusa

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, on Friday, ordered the posting of new Commissioners of Police to 13 state commands including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

 

Baba said in a statement signed by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, that their postings became imperative in order to stabilise current internal security in the country.

 

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.

 

The police boss called on the newly deployed police commissioners to take over the leadership of their respective command with immediate effects and scale up the fight against crimes and criminality in their domains.

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