IGP appoints new commissioners for 13 police commands

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IGP Baba The acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba Police Trust Fund Abuja Jos
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has appointed new commisioners of police in 13 state commands including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The latest development was announced by the Force Public Relations Officer in a statement to journalists on Friday in Abuja.

According to Mba the appointment is a geared towards increasing the efficacy of the Nigeria Police Force as well as stablising insecurity and ramping up the battle against crime in Nigeria.

The affected state commands and Commissioners of Police posted include Niger State Command, CP Monday Kuryas; Kwara State Command, CP Emienbo Assayamo; Nasarawa State Command, CP Soyemi Adesina; Benue State Command, CP Akingbola Olatunji; FCT Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday; and Taraba State Command, CP Abimbola Shokoya.

Others are Kogi State Command, CP Arungwa Udo; Kaduna State Command, CP Abdullahi Mudashiru; Jigawa State Command, CP Aliyu Tafida; Enugu State Command, CP Abubakar Lawal; Cross River State Command, CP Alhassan Aminu; Bayelsa State Command, CP Eworo Echeng; and Kebbi State Command, CP Musa Baba.

Similarly, a former Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, CP Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed, has been posted to the Force Headquarters as the CP Anti-Fraud Unit FCID, while CP Sikiru Akande, a former CP in Cross River State, has been redeployed to the Department of ICT as the CP ICT, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The police boss also deployed CP Bankole Sikiru as the CP INTERPOL, FCID Lagos while CP Augustine Arop was posted as the Deputy Commandant, Police Staff College in Jos.

The IGP urged the reposted commissioners to justify the confidence reposed in them and assured Nigerians of sustained efforts by the police in stabilising security in the country.

He also asked those 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 are with immediate effect,” the police spokesman said.