Ebonyi gets new commissioner of Police

A new commissioner of Police has been deployed to Ebonyi State Police command.

The new Commissioner, CP ALIYU GARBA, was received by the command yesterday, even as the former Ebonyi CP, Philip Sule Maku, was redeployed to Force Headquarters, Abuja.

CP Garba is the 24th Commissioner of Police of Ebonyi State Command, since the creation of the State in 1996.

The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, in a statement made available to journalists in Abakaliki, the State capital, said the new CP, hails from Kontagora LGA, Niger State.

Odah added that before CP ALIYU GARBA, was deployment to Ebonyi State, he was the Deputy Commissioner of Police Welfare, Department of Finance and Administration, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Research and Planning Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Deputy Commissioner of Police zone 2 Headquarters, Lagos. Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of Area Command Headquarters Railway Ibadan, The Area Commander Bori River State, The Area Commander Port-Harcourt.

She stated: “The new Commissioner of Police, is a holder of Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt River State. A graduate of the prestigious University of Sokoto with Bachelor of Arts in History, and was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force in the year 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (Cadet ASP) at Police Academy (Annex) Kaduna State, trained for Eighteen months and was posted to Oyo State Command as Admin Officer. He was later transferred to Niger State Command where he became the Adie-Camp (ADC) to the first Executive Governor of Niger State, His Excellency, Dr. Musa Inuwa.

“CP lGARBA, has served in various capacities of the Force and has also attended several Professional Courses in Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention/Control and Management within and outside the Country; Which include Centre for Excellence and stability Police Unit (COASPU),Vecenza Italy, Cyber security Course Shanghai China.

“Advance detective course Police Staff College Jos, Special Anti-Robbery Course Staff College Jos, Junior Command Course Police Staff College Jos among others.

“In his sojourn, in this enviable carrier, he has held several sensitive positions. He was also the Assistant Commissioner in Agodi Area Command Headquarters Oyo State, 2i/c State CID Bauchi State Command. He was the Divisional Police Officer Okrika, Diobu, special Area, Bonny Island and many other Police Divisions in River State Command, among others.

“He has successfully coordinated and supervised Tactical and Intelligence Response Team Operations which led to the arrest of high profile criminals and recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition.

“He was the Officer in-charge of Anti-Robbery Squad, State CID Port Port-Harcourt. Special Enquiry Bureau (SEB), O/C Anti-Robbery Squad, O/C X-Squad Minna Niger State.

“He has also participated in peace keeping mission in Rwanda, Angola and has also served in United Nations Verification Mission. He was one of the participate of Kofi Annan International Peace keeping Centre Accra Gana.

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