New IGP retains Frank Mba as police spokesperson, redeploys senior officers


Acting inspector-general of police, Usman Alkali Baba, has retained Frank Mba as spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Baba made the development known on Friday while announcing postings, appointments and reappointments of top police commanders.

It is the third time Mba, a commissioner of police, will be picked to serve as the image-maker of the police force.

Baba also approved the posting of Hafiz Inuwa, an assistant inspector-general of police, as the force’s secretary and member of the force management team, while Idowu Owohunwa was appointed as principal staff officer (PSO) to the IGP

Inuwa takes over from Mustapha Dandaura who has now been redeployed to Zone 7 police headquarters in Abuja.

Baba also approved the posting of Idris Abdullahi Abubakar, a chief superintendent of police, as the PSO II to the IGP, and Isah Abdulhamid, a superintendent of police, as personal assistant to the IGP.

Nura Kabir Hanga, a superintendent of police, was appointed as secretary to the IGP.

The statement read: “In a similar vein, the IGP has ordered the posting of the following officers; CSP Idris Abdullahi Abubakar as the PSO II to the IGP, SP Isah Abdulhamid as PA-IGP, SP Nura Kabir Hanga as Secretary – IGP, amongst other personal aides.

“The Senior Police Officers are expected to bring their professional and intellectual exposure to bear in assisting the IGP and his Management Team in developing/implementing strategic policing policies and plans, all directed at stabilizing internal security, modernizing police operations and restoring police primacy in the protection of lives and property of citizens.

“The appointments/postings of the Senior Officers and personal aides take immediate effect.”

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