The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Muhammed Adamu, on Wednesday, took a major step to give effect to his sworn commitment to provide adequate and effective security for this Saturday’s gubernatorial and National Assembly polls.
He deployed and gave marching orders to seven Deputy Inspectors General of Police, DIGs, to the six geo-political zones, 10 Assistant Inspectors General of Police, AIGs, to the police zonal commands, and additional 277 Commissioners of Police to complement the efforts of the respective Commissioners of Police in the 36 State Commands and the FCT.
With the deployment, each command now has additional three CPs, each attached to each senatorial district in their respective states of assignment, thus forming part of security management base for the command CPs.
A statement issued, Wednesday, by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, said that sequel to an earlier security assessment carried out by the Force, some local government areas in Plateau, Benue, Imo and Taraba States have one Commissioner of Police each deployed to coordinate security in the respective areas.
Each of them is expected to work with the Command CP and ensure that no stone is left unturned towards emplacing adequate security including the supervision of security personnel deployed to each of the Senatorial Districts under their watch.
Meanwhile, four commands, Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo and Sokoto have new CPs posted specifically as Command CP for purposes of the election.
, according to Mba, assured that just as in the recently concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigeria Police Force shall remain civil, firm, optimally professional and apolitical in the discharge of our duties in the March 9, 2019 elections.
Below are the details of the deployments:
The DIGs deployed to the geo-political regions indicated:
- DIG Usman Tilli Abubakar, mni – North East Zone
ii. DIG Abdulmajid Ali –Coordinator
iii. DIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu, fdc – South-South Zone
iv. DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael, fdc – South-East Zone
v. DIG Yakubu Jubrin, fsi – South-West Zone
vi. DIG Aminchi S. Baraya – North-West Zone
vii. DIG Godwin C. Nwobodo, fdc – North-Central Zone
Four (4) State Commands with new CPs posted as Command CPs specifically for the election:
1. Anambra – CP Rabiu Ladod
ii. Bayelsa – CP Olushola David
iii. Edo – CP Dan-Mallam Mohammed
iv. Sokoto – CP Aminu Koji Kwabe
Benue, Imo, Plateau, and Taraba States with one Commissioner of Police each deployed to some of its local government areas:
- Benue – Guma LGA, Logo LGA, Agatu LGA, Gwer East LGA, Gwer West LGA, Katsina Ala LGA, Okpokwu LGA, Ukum LGA
ii. Imo – Orlu LGA, Okigwe LGA
iii. Plateau – Langtang South LGA, Jos South LGA, Bassa LGA, Langtang North LGA, Riyom LGA, Barkin Ladi LGA
iv. Taraba – Wukari LGA, Ibi LGA, Lao LGA, Karim Lamido LGA, Bali LGA, Kurmi LGA, Jalingo LGA, Dunga LGA, Sardauna LGA