JUST IN: New Police Commissioner deployed to Edo State
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JUST IN: New Police Commissioner deployed to Edo State

IGP deploys CP Yaro to Edo, Kayode, Ayoku, Barde to Adamawa, Kaduna, Imo

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Abutu Yaro, to the Edo state Police Command as the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the state.

The IGP also ordered the posting of CP Sikiru Akande Kayode, CP Yekini Adio Ayoku, and CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, to head the Adamawa, Kaduna, and Imo state Police Commands respectively.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said CP Yaro, the new CP, Edo State Police Command, holds a B.A (Hons) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

“He was appointed to the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1988. He has served in various supervisory capacities within the Nigeria Police Force, including as Commissioner of Police in charge of Zamfara and Imo State Police Commands respectively. Until his recent appointment, he was CP Force Provost Marshal, Force Headquarters, Abuja,” Adejobi stated

“Similarly, the new CP Adamawa, Sikiru Akande Kayode holds a B.Sc in Political Science from the prestigious University of Benin. He joined the service of the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP in 1990 and has served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities within the Force.

“He has served as the Officer-in-Charge of Presidential/VIP Movement, State House Abuja. He was equally a one-time Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Police Command. Until his appointment, he was CP ICT, Force Headquarters, Abuja,” he added.

The Spokesperson further stated that, “CP Ayoku holds a B.Sc from the University of Ilorin. He is an indigene of Agbeyangi, Ilorin East Local Government Area, Kwara State. CP Ayoku enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP in March 1990.

“He has served in several capacities in the Nigeria Police with a great wealth of experience.  He was a one-time Commanding Officer, 24 PMF Squadron, Presidential Guard and Escort.

“He has participated in peacekeeping operations and was decorated with the United Nations Medal for meritorious service in Kosovo. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

According to the statement, “CP Barde, the new CP Imo State Police Command, is a versatile police officer. He has served in Police College, Jos and Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano as DC Admin. He equally served in Borno State Police Command as Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations.

“He was one time head of Force CID, Annex, Enugu. Until his recent appointment, he was the Commissioner of Police, Adamawa State Police Command.”
He said the IGP has charged the newly posted officers to hit the ground running in the areas of crime-fighting and public safety.

“He also called for support and cooperation from members of the public to the new Police helmsmen to enable them perform optimally on their mandate,” the FPRO added.

He said the postings was with immediate effect.

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