The Abia state police command have had a new state commissioner take over operations in the state. The newly-appointed Commissioner of Police for Abia, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, assumed duty on Thursday.
NAN reports that Ogbizi took over from Mr Adeleye Oyebade after a brief handover ceremony at the command’s headquarters in Umuahia.
The new Commissioner of Police condemned the razing of Ariaria Police Station in Aba and expressed his resolve to work hard to make Abia safe for all.
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Ogbizi warned against clamour for disintegration of the country, saying there would never be “a republic within a republic”.
The outgoing police commissioner urged men and officers of the command to give the new commissioner their maximum support and cooperation to enable him tackle crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery and child trafficking.
The new police boss in the state already has his work cut out as he would have to mange the ongoing tension and security situation in the state as clashes continue between the army and members of IPOB following the launch of Operation python dance in the region.