By Abiodun OBA
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has ordered the redeployment of some Police Commissioners with immediate effect.
In a statement, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, mnipr, mipra, the Force Public Relations Officer, said the action was in Baba’s effort to achieve maximum impact of community-based and strategic policing on the society.
The IGP ordered the provisional posting of CP Afolabi Babatola Adeniyi to the Adamawa State Police Command as its new Commissioner of Police pending approval of the Police Service Commission.
Also, the posting of CP Adebola A. Hamzat, fdc, has been varied to Commissioner of Police in charge of the Border Patrol Force, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
In the same vein, CP Lanre Bankole Sikiru, the former CP Ogun State, has been posted to head the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) X-Squad at its Annex in Lagos State.
The IGP tasked the new CP X-Squad to deploy all requisite assets in ensuring sanity, professional standards and discipline in all ramifications.
The Police helmsman has therefore charged the senior police officers to effectively apply their wealth of experiences to improving existing structural arrangements towards achieving a citizen-focused and community-oriented policing system.
He further called for support and cooperation from members of the public to enable the newly posted senior officers to perform optimally on their mandate.