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Imo gets new police commissioner as IGP redeploys senior officers

Usman Baba, the acting inspector-general of police (IGP), has approved the redeployment of six commissioners of police.



Abutu Yaro has been posted to the Imo police command from Zamfara state. According to the statement, the redeployment is part of efforts to fight insecurity and crime in Imo state.

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Yaro, a fellow of the National Defence College, will replace Nasiru Mohammed who has been redeployed to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos.

Hussaini Rabiu has been appointed to replace Yaro as the Zamfara state commissioner of police.


“The posting of the new CP is in furtherance of efforts by the Police leadership towards strengthening security, tackling violent crimes and enhancing optimal coordination of policing operations within the State,” the statement reads.

“CP Abutu Yaro, a fellow of the National Defence College and the immediate-past Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Command, is an operationally-minded Cop.

“By this new development, Abutu Yaro takes over from CP Nasiru Mohammed who has been redeployed to Western Port Authority, Lagos.


“Other Commissioners of Police affected by the new posting and redeployment are: CP John Amadi, mni who has been posted from Western Port Authority, Lagos to Airport Police Command, Ikeja, Lagos;

“CP Anderson Bankole who is now in charge of the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi, Lagos; and CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, posted to the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), Force Headquarters, Abuja as the Commissioner of Police, DFA.”

The IGP charged the redeployed officers to restore public confidence in police and to also improve public safety by tackling all forms of crime.


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