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Major Shake-up as IGP Posts, Redeploys Top Police Officers

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on Thursday ordered the posting of CP Okon Okon Effiong to head the Department of Finance and Administration ICT, Force Headquarters, Abuja; CP Zachariah A. Fera, to Force Criminal Investigation Annex Enugu; CP Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka to Rivers State Command; and CP Gyogon Augustine Grimah to Cross River State Command.

According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP said the development was in an effort to achieve maximum impact of community-based and strategic policing on the society.

Adejobi said, “The IGP has tasked the Commissioners of Police to deploy all requisite assets in ensuring sanity, professional standards and discipline in all ramifications in their new places of assignment.

“He has further charged the senior police officers to effectively apply their wealth of experiences to improving existing structural arrangements towards achieving a citizen-focused and community-oriented policing system.”

The IGP also called for support and cooperation from members of the public to enable the newly posted senior officers to function optimally on their mandate.

The police boss said the posting was with immediate effect.

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