The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has ordered the posting of Abutu Yaro to Imo State as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the State.
The new posting comes amid the spate of insecurity in the state.
With this new development, Yaro takes over from CP Nasiru Mohammed who has been redeployed to Western Port Authority, Lagos.
The force in a statement by its spokesperson, Frank Mba, said the posting is in furtherance of efforts by the Police leadership towards strengthening security, tackling violent crimes and enhancing optimal coordination of policing operations within the State.
According to the statement, Yaro who is fellow of the National Defence College and the immediate-past Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Command, “is an operationally-minded Cop.”
In the same vein, Zamfara State Police Command now has a new Commissioner of Police. He is CP Hussaini Rabiu.
Other Commissioners of Police affected by the new posting and redeployment are: CP John Amadi, who has been posted from Western Port Authority, Lagos to Airport Police Command, Ikeja, Lagos; CP Anderson Bankole who is now in charge of the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi, Lagos; and CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, posted to the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), Force Headquarters, Abuja as the Commissioner of Police, DFA.
The IGP, while charging the newly posted officers to bring to bear their professional experience in improving policing and restoring public confidence in their new places of assignment, assured citizens of the determination of the Force under his leadership to upscale its operations, improve public safety and tackle all forms of crimes in the country.