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Lagos, Ogun, Rivers Get New CPs As Military Checkpoints Return In Abia

Posted: Jul 3, 2015 at 7:36 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Hassan Zaggi, Abuja and Valentine Amanze, Lagos


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, has ordered the posting of three  new Commissioners of Police (CPs) for Lagos, Rivers and Ogun state commands. 

They include Ajani Fatai Owoseni for Lagos, Chris Ezike for Rivers while Abdulmajid Ali is taking over the mantle of leadership of Ogun state command.

This is in line with the determination of the IGP to bring in fresh ideas in the security architecture of the three affected state commands.

The postings, according to a statement by Abayomi Shogunle, the Deputy Force Spokesman, is with immediate effect.

Other CPs affected in the new postings included Kayode C. Aderanti who will be in charge of Fed. Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FCIID FHQ and Dan Bature who will now be in charge of Intelligence FCIID FHQ, Abuja

The IGP however expressed optimism that the new postings will “reverse the crime wave in the affected states, while also strengthening administration in the affected strategic Force Headquarters Formations.”

Meanwhile Abia State government has concluded arrangement with President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s Army to return soldiers at road blocks in the state.

This is to curb the rising wave of insecurity in the once peaceful state.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Godwin Adindu, stated this in Umuahia on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

He pointed out that the government was determined to ensure that Abia State remained crime-free.

Adindu explained that the military checkpoints would not only be on the major roads and cities, but would be extended to the villages.
Adindu also confirmed that the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, had consultations with Buhari and the GOC, Commanding 82 Division of the Nigeria Army, Enugu, and had secured the approval of the Army for the redeployment of soldiers to the state.