- The Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has appointed a new commissioner of police in Plateau state
- According to the police public relations officer, Frank Mba, Baba directed an immediate posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to the state
- The police boss, Baba charged CP Onyeka to bring to the table his wealth of experience and ensure improved safety of lives and properties in the state
In a statement signed by the police public relations officer, CP Frank Mba and sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, November 3, Baba ordered the immediate posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to the plateau state command as the new CP in charge of the state.
Meanwhile, the posting followed the redeployment of Edward Egbuka to the force headquarters for other national engagements.
The Police boss urged the people state to give their full support to the police so as to achieve effective policing.
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The statement was titled; IGP Orders Posting Of CP Nnamdi Onyeka As Commissioner Of Police Plateau State, and it read in part:
Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.4/51 Date: 3rd November, 2021
The Director of News
"The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered the immediate posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to Plateau State Command as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in- charge of the State. The posting follows the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka to the Force Headquarters for other national engagements.
"The new Commissioner of Police, CP Onyeka, hails from Nkume, in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State. He holds a B.A (Hons) in Public Administration and a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from Punjab University, India. He has attended several tactical and leadership courses within and outside Nigeria including Strategic Leadership and Command Course (SLCC), Police Staff College, Jos; Financial Malpractices Investigation Course; and Armed Conflict Management Course, Command Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State. He has served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities in Bauchi, Imo, Abia, Zamfara State Commands and Zone 1 Headquarters, Kano.
"The IGP, while assuring the people of Plateau State of the unrelenting commitment of the Police leadership to containing prevailing and emerging crimes in the State, charged the new Commissioner of Police to deploy his community building experience in ensuring improved public safety and security of lives and property of the citizenry in the State. He enjoined the people of Plateau State to continuously work with the Police for effective policing of their communities.
"His posting is with immediate effect."
CP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Insecurity: Buhari finally approves N13.3bn for take-off of Community Policing
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the sum of N13.3billion has been approved by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari for the take-off of the community policing initiative across the nation.
Buhari made the disclosure on Monday, October 11, in Abuja, at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat.
In a statement made available on his official Facebook page, the president stated that the approval was part of measures to consolidate efforts aimed at enhancing security nationwide.
Angry youths protest speaker’s impeachment, storm House of Assembly
In another report, Legit.ng previously reported that angry youths in Plateau state on Monday morning, November 1, staged a protest against the impeachment of speaker of the State Assembly, Hon. Abok Ayuba.
Recall that Abok was impeached as the speaker and replaced with Sanda Yakubu, who hails from the Pingana constituency of Bassa local government area of the state.
Sixteen out of the 24 members of the assembly voted in favour of the impeachment at the plenary on Thursday, October 28. Ayuba was impeached after a vote of no confidence was passed on him.