Nigeria

Imo gets new police chief

A new Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussani, has assumed office in Imo State.

A new Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussani, has assumed office in Imo State.

This comes amid the seemingly unending attacks by “unknown gunmen” who have destroyed police formations, prisons, offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, amongst others in the state.

A statement by the police spokesperson in the state, Michael Abattam, said that the immediate past CP, Abutu Yaro, had been redeployed to Force Provost Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The statement read, “The Imo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that a new Commissioner of Police has been posted to the Command. He is CP Hussaini Rabiu, psc. He takes over from CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, who has been redeployed to Force Provost Department, Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“CP. Hussaini Rabiu, psc, hails from Niger State and was enlisted into the force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education History.

“He is the immediate past Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State, before his redeployment to Imo State Police Command. He has served the Force meritoriously in various capacities and in different Commands and Formations. He was the Commissioner of Police, Explosive Ordinance Department Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“He has headed the Operations Department of the Force in various commands which earned him many accolades and also, a two-time Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations in Imo State, which gives him both operational and geographical knowledge of the state.”

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