President Buhari approves Nigeria Police restructure, gives more commands

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the detachment of the Nigerian Police asset and the Force Intelligence Bureau from the Force Criminal Investigation Department.

This was contained in a memo signed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.

Adamu said: “In order to enhance the capacity of the four premiere Police Colleges in Kaduna, Ikeja, Maiduguri and Rivers towards meeting the training and capacity development projection of the Force in relation to junior cadre officers, Mr. President approved that the status of the Commandants of the Colleges be upgraded to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG)”.

He also stated that the Nigerian Police asset, Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) will soon be detached from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID).

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The FIB would now become a full-fledged department, He stated.

This was contained in a memo signed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.

The Police chief announced that Buhari has ordered an immediate restructure of the Nigeria Police.

The IGP said the development is expected to inject intelligence “to the community policing initiative in addressing the threats that the dynamics of crime poses to the country”.

Adamu, in the memo titled, “Force Reorganization”, explained that with the president’s authorization, the NPF now has eight departments.

Buhari also approved the creation of additional five Zonal Commands.

They are Ondo/Ekiti Commands with the Headquarters in Akure; Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi Commands with the Headquarters in Awka.

Others are Bayelsa/Rivers Commands with the Headquarters in Yenagoa; Yobe/Borno Commands with the Headquarters in Maiduguri; and Katsina/Kaduna Commands in Katsina.

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