Just In: Katsina State gets police zonal command
President Buhari reorganizes police, creates zonal command in Katsina, 4 others
In order to bring Police service closer to the citizens, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the creation of additional five Zonal Commands across the country.
The additional zonal commands include Katsina/Kaduna Commands in Katsina, Ondo/Ekiti Commands with the Headquarters in Akure; Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi Commands with the Headquarters in Awka; Bayelsa/Rivers Commands with the Headquarters in Yenagoa and Yobe/Borno Commands with the Headquarters in Maiduguri.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed this in a memo he personally signed, and sighted by PRNigeria.
Also, according to the memo, the Force Intelligence Bureau, FIB, will soon be detached from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, paving way for it to become a full-fledged Department.
He said after the FIB is excised from FCID, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) will be appointed as Head of the new Department.
“This is expected to fully integrate intelligence-led policing strategy to the community policing initiative in addressing the threats that the dynamics of crime poses to the country,” said IGP.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Chairman of the Nigeria Police Council has approved the re-organisation of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, with immediate effect.
Mr Adamu, in the memo titled, “Force Re-organisation”, said with the approval, the NPF now has eight Departments.