Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba
As part of the strategies to assert himself as well as tackle the spate of insecurity in the country, the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, has requested the deployment of Mr Abutu Yaro as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Imo State.
Recently, Imo State has been engulfed in series of crisis especially since the state Governor, Hope Uzodimma claimed that he invited the military to engage members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and IPOB members in Orlu, which led to the death of some people. The lawlessness led to the burning of the Governor’s country home and the burning of a number of police stations across the state.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, who made the new postings known to journalists also announced that the IG had approved the deployment of Mr Hussaini Rabiu as the new CP in charge of the Police Command in Zamfara. He said that the deployment was in line with the efforts of the police leadership to strengthen security, tackle violent crimes and enhance optimal coordination of policing operations within the state.
According to him, Yaro, a fellow of the National Defence College and the immediate past CP in charge of the Police Command in Zamfara, is an operationally minded cop. He said by the new development, Yaro took over from Mr Nasiru Mohammed, who had been redeployed to Western Port Authority, Lagos.
Mba said that other deployments included John Amadi, from Western Port Authority to Airport Police Command, Ikeja, Lagos; Anderson Bankole, Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi, Lagos, and Joe Enwonwu, Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), Force Headquarters, Abuja.
He said that the IG called on the newly deployed officers to bring to bear their professional experience at improving policing and restoring public confidence in their new places of assignment. He pledged the determination of the Force under his leadership to upscale its operations, improve public safety and tackle all forms of crimes in the country.