Police IG Orders Posting of DIGs, Others, as Lagos, Ogun Get New Commissioners 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the posting/redeployment of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to Departments, Commands, and Formations.

This is in line with his manpower development policy of placing round pegs in round holes, according to a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

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DIG Danmallam Mohammed, fdc, has been redeployed to the Department of Finance and Administration, while the following Assistant Inspectors-General of Police have been posted to take up the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police in charge of the following Departments of the Force as indicated against their names.

They are: DIG Department of Training and Development – AIG Hafiz M. Inuwa, mni; DIG Department of Research and Planning – AIG Aji A. Janga, mni; DIG Department of Operations – AIG Adeleke A. Bode, mni.

Also, AIG Habu Sani Ahmadu has been posted as Force Secretary, while AIG Shuaya’u Lafia Abdulyari assumes office as the AIG in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Similarly, the following Senior Police Officers have been posted to also take up the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of Zonal Police Commands as indicated against their names: AIG Police Mobile Force – CP Matthew Akinyosola, mni; AIG Zone 6 Calabar – CP Jonathan Towuru, mni; AIG Zone 2 Lagos – CP Sylvester A. Alabi, fdc; AIG Zone 11 Osogbo – CP Akande Sikiru Kayode, and AIG Zone 17 Akure – CP Abimbola Adebola Shokoya.

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In line with the IGP’s mandate and strategies to strengthen the operational structures of state commands, the Police Boss has equally ordered the provisional posting of the following Commissioners of Police to Commands indicated below pending the approval of the Police Service Commission.

They include: CP Adamawa State – CP Adebola A. Hamzat, fdc; CP Ogun State – CP Emeka Frank Mba, mni; CP Taraba State – CP Suleiman A. Yusuf, mni; CP Lagos State – CP Idowu Owohunwa and CP Ebonyi State – CP Faleye E.S. Olaleye.

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The IGP charged the newly posted officers to hit the ground running to ensure the mission, vision, and policy statements of his administration are effectively complied with in the areas of crime-fighting, public cooperation, and safety.

He also called for support and cooperation from members of the public to enable the newly posted senior officers to perform optimally on their mandate.

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The statement added that the posting is with immediate effect.

Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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