The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate posting of a new Commissioner of Police to Anambra State.
His name is Echeng Eworo Echeng, takes over from CP Tony Olofu who has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
According to statement signed by the Force spokesperson, Frank Mba, the IGP also orders the deployment of a detachment of NPF Special Forces to Anambra State to bolster and complement the ongoing peace-building efforts of the Nigeria Police Operation Restore Peace in Anambra State.
The IGP, who is particularly concerned with the renewed incidents of attacks on innocent individuals and symbol of State Authority in the area, orders the new Commissioner of Police to mobilize both kinetic and non-kinetic law enforcement and crime fighting approaches to reverse the negative trend, reclaim public spaces from hoodlums and restore public peace in the State.
The new Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng, was until his recent posting, the Commissioner of Police in-charge of Bayelsa State and holds a First Degree in History from the University of Maiduguri.
An experienced Peace-builder, who received extensive training on global peace support operations at Mission Training Cell, Kielce, Poland, amongst other tactical and leadership courses.
He has also served as Police Component Commander, Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Zonal CID, Zone-13, Ukpo, Anambra State, amongst other key positions.
The statement says the IGP has charges the new Police Commissioner to work with other stakeholders and patriotic forces in Anambra State to restore law and order leveraging on his professional experience.
The Inspector General of Police also calls on residents of Anambra State to support and cooperate with the new Commissioner of Police in his task of protecting the lives and property of all.
Reporting by Uche Ndeke, Editing by Adeniyi Bakare