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Massive shakeup in Police as IGP orders posting of 86 DCPs, others



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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the strategic posting of eighty-six (86) Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) and two hundred and six (206) Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) to various Zonal Commands, State Commands and Formations across the nation.

This was revealed in a statement issued by the FPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, made available on Saturday.

According to the statement, the DCPs, ACPs will deputize other senior ranking officers in the discharge of critical administrative, investigative, and operational policing duties for an effective and citizen-led policing system nationwide.

Their posting, the IGP said, is in order to strengthen and catalyze national security mechanisms towards an improved Policing system across the country.

The IGP, while reiterating the commitment of the Force’s leadership to continually embark on initiatives to improve internal security in Nigeria, charged the newly posted DCPs, ACPs to ensure a strategic display of experience, commitment to service, respect for fundamental rights, and evolve effective strategies for crime control.

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He similarly tasked them with the achievement of the Force’s strategic policy objectives, the utmost level of professionalism, community-oriented public service, and compliance with the rule of law.

The Inspector-General of Police also assured the general public of unhindered drives in all areas to effectively police Nigeria and strengthen its internal security in line with the Police mandate.

He reiterated the commitment of the Force leadership towards improving policing services in all areas to meet up with contemporary policing ideals.

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