IGP redeploys 86 DCPs, 206 ACPs to strengthen national security

THE Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the immediate redeployment of 86 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) and 206 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs)  to different zonal commands, state commands and police formations across the country.

The deployed senior police officers are to assist other Commissioners of Police and senior officers in the discharge of administrative, investigative and operational policing responsibilities for an effective policing system nationwide.

In a statement released on Saturday, May 6, the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi stressed that the mass deployment was done to strengthen national security.

Adejobi noted that the postings would catalyse the national security mechanism and improve the policing system in the country.

“The IG assured the general public of unhindered drives in all areas to effectively police Nigeria and strengthen our internal security in line with the police mandate and call to duty for the betterment of our dear nation.”

The Inspector General, further, urged the concerned senior officers to ensure strategic display of experience, commitment, respect for fundamental rights, and adopt effective methods for crime control.



    He emphasised the need for officers to work to achieve the strategic policy objectives of the Force.

    The Police chief in the same vein tasked the officers to maintain a high level of professionalism, community-oriented public service, and compliance with the rule of law.

    The ICIR reported that a new Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba assumed duty in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    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.

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