Shake-up in police, DIGs, AIGs redeployed, officers’ retire

Shake-up in police, DIGs, AIGs redeployed, officers’ retire


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the posting of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG Bala Zama Senchi.

Senchi in his acting DIG Department of Operations, Force headquarters, Abuja, represents North-West Geo-political zone, a statement by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, acting Force Public Relations officer, said on Saturday said all the are with immediate effect.

He said the IGP has equally ordered the redeployment of AIG Aji Ali Janga, AIG Bala Ciroma, and AIG Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed to AIG Police Mobile Force (PMF), AIG Federal Operations (FEDOPS), and AIG Zone 7 Abuja, respectively.

It said the posting and redeployment of the Senior officers is due to the recent vacuum occasioned by the retirement of DIG Zaki Ahmed, the DIG representing the North-West Geo-political zone and immediate past DIG in-charge of Operations, and AIG John Abang, AIG PMF, after the completion of their statutory years of service.

The Kebbi State born officer and the new Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Operations, acting DIG Bala Zama Senchi, a consummate police officer, holds a BA in History and has held many Command positions including the Commissioner of Police, Police Staff College, Jos and Jigawa Police Command.

“Until his recent promotion and posting, he was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Community Policing, Force Headquarters, Abuja, according to the statement, said AIG Ali Aji Janga who takes charge of the mantle of leadership of the Police Mobile Force, holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Maiduguri.

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The Borno born Police officer has held several strategic positions in the past. These include: Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone-10 Sokoto; Commissioner of Police Police Mobile Force, Federal Operations and Kogi Command amongst others.

In the same vein, AIG Bala Ciroma, who takes over the duties and responsibilities of the office of AIG FEDOPS, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja, was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force on 3rd March, 1990.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography from the University of Maiduguri and a Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from the Honk Kong University.

He is also a member, Certified Fraud Examiners. Prior to his posting as AIG FEDOPS, he was the AIG Zone 7, Abuja. He has also served as the Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command and Head of Operations Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), amongst others.

Similarly, AIG Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed, who has been redeployed to supervise Police activities in Zone 7, Abuja, holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Bayero University Kano and member of the National Disaster Management Board.

In addition, the Inspector-General of Police has charged the senior officers to bring their vast experiences and professionalism to bear in the leadership of their respective Departments and Command so as to enhance the ongoing drive at repositioning the Force for improved service delivery.

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