Usman Alkali Baba, the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has redeployed senior officers in the South-East as a measure to tackle the growing insecurity in the region.
This was announced in a statement issued by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Friday.
Among those redeployed is Monday Kuryas, the Anambra Commissioner of Police.
According to Mba, Christopher Owolabi replaces Kuryas as the new Police Commissioner in Anambra, while the latter has been redeployed to the anti-fraud section of the force headquarters annexe in Lagos.
Two deputy commissioners and 14 assistant commissioners were also affected in the shake-up, which extended to some states in the South-South region.
The statement read: “The deployment of the new CP is part of the ongoing efforts at re-ordering, overhauling and strengthening the security and policing architecture in Anambra State and other States of the South-East and South-South geo-political zones of the country,” the police statement read.
“In a similar vein, the IGP has ordered the posting of other strategic and tactical commanders within the zones. This is ultimately designed to improve the operational efficiency of the commands and enhance public safety and security.
“The IGP equally enjoined the people of South-East and South-South zones to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies to enable them to succeed in the responsibilities of safeguarding them and the commonwealth of the nation.”