Breaking: IGP removes Anambra CP over worsening insecurity

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Breaking: IGP removes Anambra CP over worsening insecurity

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Anambra State Commissioner of Police (CP) Tony Olofu to the Force Headquarters Abuja over the worsening security situation in the state.

A statement on Tuesday night by CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer said the IGP had also ordered the posting of a new CP, Echeng Eworo Echeng, to take over from Olofu with immediate effect.

The statement reads in part:

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“The IGP, who is particularly concerned with the renewed incidents of attacks on innocent individuals and symbol of State Authority in the State, ordered the new Commissioner of Police to mobilize both kinetic and non-kinetic law enforcement and crime-fighting approaches to reverse the negative trend, reclaim public spaces from hoodlums and restore public peace in the State”.

Mba further said that the IGP also ordered the deployment of a detachment of NPF Special Forces to Anambra State to bolster and complement the ongoing peace-building efforts of the Nigeria Police Operation Restore Peace in the state.

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