New police commissioners have been deployed to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 12 other states by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.
Force spokesman Frank Mba, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Mr Mba said deployment of the senior officers was part of efforts to reposition the force for greater efficiency, stabilise the internal security order and scale up the fight against crimes and criminality.
The police force had recently carried out a promotion exercise which saw many police commissioners promoted to Assistant Inspector General, hence unsuitable to supervise state police commands by their new rank.
Mr Mba said the affected states and the new CPs were: Niger – Monday Kuryas; Kwara – Emienbo Assayamo; Nasarawa – Soyemi Adesina; Taraba- Abimbola Shokoya; Benue -Akingbola Olatunji and FCT- Babaji Sunday.
Others were: Kogi- Arungwa Udo; Kaduna State -Abdullahi Mudashiru;, Jigawa -Aliyu Tafida; Enugu State – Abubakar Lawal; Cross River – Alhassan Aminu, Bayelsa – Echeng Echeng and Kebbi -Musa Baba.
Mr Mba said other CPs deployed were, Ndatsu Mohammed, Anti-Fraud Unit FCID, Abuja; Sikiru Akande, Department of ICT, Force Headquarters, Bankole Sikiru, INTERPOL, FCID Lagos and Augustine Arop, Deputy Commandant, Police Staff College Jos.
The FPRO said the I-G urged the officers to justify the confidence reposed in them and had pledged commitment of the force to sustain its efforts in stabilising security in the country.
He said the I-G enjoined citizens in the affected states to cooperate with their new CPs for efficient service delivery.
Mr Mba said the posting and redeployment of the senior police officers were with immediate effect.
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