Enugu, Benue, Kogi, Kaduna and 9 others get new Police Commissioner

The full states are Enugu, Kaduna, Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa, Taraba, Benue, FCT, Kogi, Kaduna, Jigawa, Cross River, Bayelsa, and Kebbi State.

The posting of the Senior Officers to the states is part of efforts to up-scale the fight against crime in the country, and to reposition the Nigerian Police Force for greater efficiency.

The appointments were announced in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, titled, “Enugu.

The affected state commands and Commissioner of Police posted are; Niger State Command, Monday Bala Kuryas; Kwara State Command, Emienbo Tuesday Assayamo; Nasarawa State Command, Soyemi Musbau Adesina; Taraba State Command, Abimbola Shokoya; Benue State Command, Akingbola Olatunji; FCT Police Command, Babaji Sunday; Kogi State Command, Arungwa Nwazue Udo; Kaduna State Command, Abdullahi Mudashiru; Jigawa State Command, Aliyu Sale Tafida; Enugu State Command, Abubakar Lawal; Cross River State Command, Alhassan Aminu; Bayelsa State Command, Echeng Eworo Echeng, and Kebbi State Command, Musa Baba.

Other senior officers deployed are Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed, a former Commissioner of Police, Enugu State, who is now leading the Anti-Fraud Unit FCID, Abuja; Sikiru Akande, a former Commissioner of Police 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, Alkali Baba charged the officers to justify the confidence reposed in them, assuring citizens of sustained efforts by the force in stabilising security in the country. 

He also enjoined citizens in the affected states to cooperate with their new Commissioners of Police for efficient service delivery in Nigeria.


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