- The Nigerian Police Force is taking steps to address the security challenges in the southeast and south-south geo-political zones
- Police formations in the zones have come under attacks from unknown gunmen
- The police hope the new measures will be successful in safeguarding lives and properties in the affected areas
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has commenced the overhauling and strengthening the security and policing architecture in Anambra state and other states of the southeast and south-south geo-political zones of the country.
As part of the process, the IGP has ordered the posting of Christopher Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) of Anambra Police Command.
The spokesperson for the police, Frank Mba, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, April 30, said the redeployment is ultimately designed to improve the operational efficiency of the commands and enhance public safety and security.
He said CP Owolabi takes over from CP Monday Bala Kuryas, who has been redeployed to the Anti-Fraud Section of the Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos.
''In a similar vein, the IGP has ordered the posting of other strategic and tactical commanders within the zones.
“A total of two Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), fourteen (14) Assistant Commissioners of Police and other mid-level officers were affected.”
The IGP asked the new commissioner of police in Anambra state to rejig the security apparatus of the state, in order to harness the full potential of the command.
The police boss advised residents in southeast and south-south zones to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra’s Eastern Security Network (ESN) of acquiring bombs and explosives.
The newspaper added that the DSS said it received intelligence that the explosives were being moved in articulated trucks from Lagos to a hideout in Orlu, Imo state.