Major shakeup in Police Force: IGP redeploys DIGs Ciroma, Hafiz, Mba, 17 AIGs


Bu Hassan Zaggi

In what many described as a major shakeup in the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has redeployed three Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) and 17 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to different formations across the country.

This is following the recent promotion of some DIGs and AIGs.

A statement by the Force Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed that DIG Hafiz M. Inuwa, has been drafted to head the Department of Logistics and Supply.

The newly promoted  DIG Bala Ciroma, and DIG Emeka Frank Mba, are to head the Department of Training and Development and the Department of Research and Planning respectively.

“With the recent elevation, DIG Ciroma has become the supervising DIG for the North-East, while DIG Mba assumes a supervisory role over the South-East Geo political zone,” the statement stressed.

On the other hand, the IGP has approved the posting/redeployment of 17 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to various commands and formations.

According to the statement, the new shakeup of the AIGs include AIG Zone 10 Sokoto  which is now headed by  Abubakar Lawal, AIG Zone 15 Maiduguri  – Abdul Umar,

AIG Zone 7 Abuja – AIG Williams Adebowale, AIG Armament FHQ Abuja – AIG Shettima Zanna while AIG Zone 17 Akure – AIG Ebong Eyibio Ebong.

Others include AIG Maritime Lagos  – AIG Adepoju Ayinde Ilori, AIG FCID Annex Kaduna  – AIG Okon Okon Effiong, AIG Zone 9 Umuahia – AIG Echeng Eworo Echeng, Commandant Staff College Jos  – AIG Susan Ukpanukiema Horsefall and AIG DFA FHQ Abuja  – AIG Bankole Lanre Sikiru.

Other postings include AIG Zone 11 Osogbo – AIG Oladimeji Yomi Olanrewaju, AIG FEDOPS FHQ Abuja – AIG Odama Paul Ojeka, AIG Forensic – AIG Shehu Gwarzo, AIG R&P, FHQ Abuja – AIG Yekini Adio Ayoku,

AIG FCID Alagbon Lagos – AIG Yahaya S. Abubakar, AIG Zone 1 Kano  – AIG Umar M. Sanda and AIG CTU FHQ Abuja  – AIG Ede Ayuba.

The statement quoted the IGP as charging the “Senior Police Officers to continue to entrench professionalism and respect for rights of citizens in their new places of assignment.”

While saying that the posting is with immediate effect, the IGP tasked them to pursue the task of ensuring public safety and security in their AORs with renewed vigour.

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