From Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the appointment of new police commissioners for Bauchi, Gombe and Kano states.
The IGP also approved the appointment of five others to head the various units at the Force Headquarters and Lagos State.
Under the new arrangement, Etim Equa, is now the new Commissioner of Police, Gombe State Command; Mamman Dauda, Kano State and Aminu Alhassan, Bauchi State.
Force Public Relations Officer, Olumiyiwa Adejobi, who made the disclosure, said the redeployment was in line with the manpower development policy of the force.
He listed other newly appointed commissioners to include CP CPTU Staff College Jos – Babatunde Babaita Ishola; CP X-Squad FCID Annex Lagos – Mamman Umar Sanda; CP FCID Annex Gombe– John Ayuba Babaginda; CP Safer Highway FHQ Abuja – Akinwale Adeniran, and CP DFA FCID Annex Lagos – Abubakar Lawal. He said the posting and the redeployment of the officers was with immediate effect.
Adejobi in a statement, reads: “In line with the Manpower Development Policy of the Force, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting and redeployment of eight Commissioners of Police (CPs) to State Commands and Formations across the country for operational and administrative effectiveness.”
Meanwhile, the IGP assured that the posting and redeployment of senior police officers, which is regular in order to align with the Force’s policy on strategic human capacity deployment, will further help in driving his vision targeted at improving policing services across the country.
The force urged members of the public to disregard false, unfounded, and misleading news being peddled that the former commissioner of police in charge of Kano State, Abubakar Lawal, was redeployed from Kano on allegations of corruption.