The Police High Command has made major redeployment announcement for effective policing.
This follows changes announced by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Usman Baba, deploying new Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 12 other states.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) Mr Frank Mba, who announced this in a statement on Friday, August 6, in Abuja, said the deployment of the senior officers by the IGP was part of efforts to reposition the force for greater efficiency, stabilise the internal security order as well as scale up the fight against crimes and criminality.
He said the affected states and the new CPs were: Niger – Monday Kuryas; Kwara – Emienbo Assayamo; Nasarawa – Soyemi Adesina; Taraba- Abimbola Shokoya; Benue -Akingbola Olatunji and also FCT- Babaji Sunday.
Others were: Kogi- Arungwa Udo; Kaduna State -Abdullahi Mudashiru;, Jigawa -Aliyu Tafida; Enugu State – Abubakar Lawal; Cross River – Alhassan Aminu, Bayelsa – Echeng Echeng and also Kebbi -Musa Baba.
Mba said other CPs deployed were, Ndatsu Mohammed, Anti-Fraud Unit FCID, Abuja; Sikiru Akande, Department of ICT, Force Headquarters, Bankole Sikiru, INTERPOL, FCID Lagos and also Augustine Arop, Deputy Commandant, Police Staff College Jos.
The FPRO said the IGP urged the officers to justify the confidence reposed in them and had pledged the commitment of the force to sustain its efforts in stabilising security in the country.
He said the IGP enjoined citizens in the affected states to cooperate with their new CPs for efficient service delivery.
Mba said the posting as well as redeployment of the senior police officers were with immediate effect.