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JUST IN: Bayelsa, FCT, 11 others get new police commissioners

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the deployment of new commissioners of police to 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mbah, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the affected states are Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna and Kebbi.

Others are – Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and Taraba States.

He said the IGP charged the new commissioners of police to up-scale the fight against criminals in the country.

The statement read: “The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of Commissioners of Police to take over the saddle of leadership in 13 State Commands including the Federal Capital Territory. The posting of the Senior Officers is part of efforts at repositioning the Force for greater efficiency, stabilizing the internal security order and scaling up the fight against crimes and criminality 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 and Kogi State Command, CP Arungwa Nwazue Udo.

“ Others are the 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.

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“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, 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.”

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