Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has posted seven assistant inspectors-general to various police commands in the country.
The officers affected by the new postings are AIG Jonathan Johnson who is posted to head Zone 6, comprising Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Rivers State Police Commands with headquarters at Calabar.
AIG Christopher Dega, now heads Zone 8 – Lokoja which comprises of Ekiti, Kogi and Kwara State Police Commands. Zone 3 with headquarters in Yola and comprising of Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba State Police Commands, now have AIG Mohammed J.Abubakar, as its new head; while AIG Tambari Y. Mohammed, fwc is the new AIG Zone 9 composed of Abia, Anambra, Enugu and Imo State Police Commands.
Zone 10 with headquarters at Sokoto and covering Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara State Police Commands is now headed by AIG Sule Mamman, while Police Academy (POLAC) situated in Wudil – Kano, now has AIG Adisa Baba Bolanta, as its new Commandant
The Police have also established a new Police Command called the Maritime Police Command.
The pioneer head of the new establishment is AIG Mark A. Idakwo.
The Maritime Command will be based at Force Headquarters, Abuja, under the operational control of ‘B’ Department.
The new Command which enjoys the status of a Zone, is a fusion of the Marine Police Command, the Police Ports Authority Command and the Inland Waterways Formation.
The Maritime Police Command is further broken into Western Maritime Command with headquarters in Lagos , the Eastern Maritime Command with headquarters in Port Harcourt , Rivers State and the Marine Command with headquarters also situated in Lagos . Each of these subsidiary Commands under the Maritime Police Command is headed by a Commissioner of Police.
The Maritime Command, according to a statement issued by CSP Frank Mba, is charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and providing adequate security in Nigeria’s ports and harbours. The new Command is also saddled with the task of tackling contemporary security challenges such as armed robbery, piracy, kidnapping, gun running and other related crimes in our creeks, harbours and territorial waterways.