Massive shakeup in police force as I-G posts, redeploys 24 AIGs


Photo: Senior police officers

There is a massive shakeup in the Nigerian Police as the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has approved the posting and redeployment of 24 promoted assistant inspectors-general of police to various zonal commands and formations.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, who announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said the posting and redeployment was in line with the new manpower development policy of the force.

The comprehensive postings are as follows; Zaki Ahmed, Special Protection Unit, Force Headquartes; Mustapha Dandaura, Zone 4, Makurdi; Dansuki Galadanchi, Counter Terrorism Unit, Force Headquarters; and Okon Ene, Zone-17, Akure.

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Others are Usman Nagogo, Border Patrol, Force Headquarters; Bala Ciroma, Zone-7, Abuja; Adeleke Bode, Zone-9, Umuahia; Muri Musa, Zone-13, Ukpo-Dunukofia, Awka; and Lawal Tanko, Commandant, Police Academy, Kano.

Also affected are Usman Belel, Force Criminal Investigation Department Annex, Lagos; Adebola Longe, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters; Musa Adze, Investment, Force Headquarters; and Philip Maku, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Force Headquarters.

Others include “Usman Gonna, Zone-6, Calabar; Adamu Usman, Cooperative; Daniel Sokari-Pedro, Zone-3, Yola; Ahmed Azare, Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters; Maigana Sani, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Kaduna; Audu Madaki, Zone-12, Bauchi; and John Amadi, Maritime, Lagos.

“Ede Ekpeji, Zone-8, Lokoja; Mohammed Bagega, Armament, Force Headquarters; Bello Makwashi, Zone-15, Maiduguri; and Balarabe Abubakar, Works, Force Headquarters,” he said.

The police spokesman explained that the posting and redeployment of the senior police officers would further help in driving the new policing vision, adding that the idea was targeted at improving policing services and effectively responding to security threats in the country.

Mba further added that the postings and redeployments were to take effect  immediately.

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