CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, has been appointed as Imo State new Police Commissioner.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on Tuesday evening.
Imo State has been at the center of brigandage and arson of recent due to the activities of some yet to be identified gunmen.
The development has been making the state seemingly ungovernable for the stated governor, Hope Uzodinma.
Mba confirmed that the posting of the new CP in Imo State 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.
The FPRO said CP Yaro, who is a fellow of the National Defence College and the immediate-past Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Command, is an operationally-minded Cop.
By this new development, Abutu Yaro takes over from CP Nasiru Mohammed who has been redeployed to Western Port Authority, Lagos.
Similarly, Zamfara State Police Command now has a new Commissioner of Police, namely CP Hussaini Rabiu.
Other Commissioners of Police affected by the new posting and redeployment are: CP John Amadi, mni, 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,” the statement added.