- The Nigerian Police Force continues to take crucial steps to address the security challenges in the southeast geo-political zone
- The police boss ordered the redeployment of CP Abutu Yaro as the new commissioner of police for Imo state
- The police hope the new measures will strengthen security and tackle violent crimes in the state
There was a major shake-up in the Nigeria Police Force as the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, ordered the posting of CP Abutu Yaro to Imo state as the new commissioner of police.
The police boss gave the order in an effort towards strengthening security, tackling violent crimes, and enhancing optimal coordination of policing operations within the state.
The spokesperson for the police, Frank Mba, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, May 4, said Yaro takes over from CP Nasiru Mohammed, the outgoing commissioner who has been redeployed to Western Port Authority, Lagos.
Yaro is a fellow of the National Defence College and the immediate-past Commissioner of Police, Zamfara state command.
The IGP charged the newly posted officer to bring to bear his professional experience in improving policing and restoring public confidence.
Legit.ng recalls that Baba commenced the overhauling and policing architecture in Anambra state.
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 said the redeployment is ultimately designed to improve the operational efficiency of the commands and enhance public safety and security.
Meanwhile, a suspect allegedly sponsoring the attacks in Imo state has been nabbed by security operatives in Aboha-Ohi around lifeline Assembly Owerri/Orlu road.
An investigation carried out by Vanguard on Sunday, May 3, that the suspect has been identified as Nnamdi Okafor.
Okafor from Amanachi community in Orsu local government area of the state is one of the said sponsors of the hoodlums who operated under the name “unknown gunmen.”
In a related development, the Imo government has denied knowledge of the alleged importation of illegal arms and ammunition into the state.
Reacting to the claim, the commissioner for information, Declan Emelumba, on Thursday, April 30, noted that the state government is not aware of any such development.
Similarly, the police public relations officer in the state, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, said the command knows nothing about the claim.