ACTING Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has removed the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Abdulrahman, following persistent insecurity in the state.
This was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, via a statement on Wednesday evening.
According to the statement, Abdulrahman has been redeployed to the Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, Abuja, while Aji Janga, who was the Commissioner of Police in Bauchi state, will take over the Kaduna command.
Also removed was Omololu Bishi, former Benue State Police Commissioner, who has been redeployed to the central criminal registry (CCR), Lagos, as Mukadas Garba takes over in Benue.
Mba explained that the development was “part of efforts aimed at rejigging the fight against armed banditry, kidnapping and other sundry crimes across the nation, particularly in Kaduna and other contiguous States”.
He stated further that Habu Ahmadu, the former Commissioner of Police in charge of intelligence, will take charge of the Bauchi command.
“Meanwhile, the IGP has charged the newly posted/redeployed Commissioners of Police and other strategic commanders nationwide to take urgent steps towards initiating and implementing concrete crime prevention strategies aimed at re-dominating and reclaiming the public space under their watch from the activities of monstrous criminal elements in society.”
On Monday, the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Muhammed Mahmood, was kidnapped alongside his daughter and several other travellers along the Kaduna-Abuja road. Some people were killed in the attack, including Mahmood’s driver.
Both Mahmood and his daughter were later released on Tuesday but it was not clear the situation of the others abducted.