… IGP charges them to upscale fight against crime in the country

A new Commissioner of Police, Echeng Eworo Echeng, has been deployed to the Bayelsa State Police Command, following the retirement of the former Commissioner CP Mike Okoli.

Immediate past CP of Bayelsa, Mike Okoli
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, announced the deployment in a statement issued by Force Spokesman, Frank Mba on Friday, August 6, 2021.

Twelve other Commissioners of Police were also posted to take over the saddle of leadership in thirteen state Commands including the Federal Capital Territory.

According to the statement, 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 other affected State Commands and Commissioners 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 and FCT Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday.

The others are; 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 and Kebbi State Command, CP Musa Baba.

Also, 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 Police boss, sez 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 also 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.

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