FCT gets new police commissioner

A NEW Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, has assumed duty in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This followed the promotion of the immediate past police commissioner Sadiq Abubakar, who has been redeployed to the Police Academy, Kano State.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh in a statement on Tuesday, May 2, stated that Haruna will resume as the 30th Commissioner of Police in the Territory.

The statement said Haruna, who hailed from Ankpa LGA in Kogi State, was born on June 8, 1964.

He attended the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), where he bagged a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Administration and the University of Uyo, where he bagged a Masters Degree in International Relations in 1994.

    “CP Haruna was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on March 3, 1990, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and was trained at the prestigious Police Academy Kano Annex, Kaduna State,” the statement said.

    Haruna has served in several operational, administrative and intelligence capacities, and before his redeployment to the FCT, he was the commissioner of police Yobe State.

    Addressing senior officers during the maiden meeting of his administration, Haruna said his tenure will be marked by policing in line with global best practices, respect for fundamental human rights, visibility policing, and a proactive approach to security challenges in the FCT.

    He also enjoined FCT residents to strengthen their relationship with the police in intelligence gathering and propagation of peace to aid the security architecture of the Territory.

    Stories with punches holding the powerful accountable. His determination to speak out against corruption and influence the conversation in Nigeria, the surrounding region and the continent inspires him.

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