The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has decorated three newly promoted Deputy Inspectors-General of Police with their new ranks.
The newly-promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police are DIG Tijani Baba, DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, and DIG Moses A. Jitoboh.
They were decorated with the new ranks on Monday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja according to information made available to Naija News in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba.
It is understood that their promotion and subsequent decoration became necessary following the retirement of erstwhile DIGs from their respective geo-political zones. The elevation of the Senior Officers is in acting capacity.
The new DIGs have also been posted to their new departments and directorates as follows;
DIG Tijani Baba – Directorate of Force Intelligence Bureau
DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim – Department of Logistics and Supply
DIG Moses A. Jitoboh – Department of Research and Planning.
The statement added that “It is worthy of note that, before their elevation to the new rank, DIG Tijani Baba was the AIG in charge, Zones 9 Umuahia, 12 Bauchi, 7 Abuja and 8 Lokoja respectively. He had also served as CP Special Protection Unit (SPU), CP Federal Operations and CP Zamfara State respectively.
“DIG Zanna M. Ibrahim, mni was, until recently, the Commandant, Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano. An alumnus of the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, DIG Zanna was, at various times, Commissioner of Police, Zamfara, Delta and Yobe State Commands. He was also CP Info-Tech, as well as the Director Peace Keeping Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja, amongst others.
Similarly, DIG Moses A. Jitoboh, a proud alumnus of NIPSS, was AIG in charge, Border Patrol, Force Headquarters, Abuja. He was also AIG in charge Zone 8 Headquarters, Lokoja, AIG Investment, Force Headquarters, Abuja and Commissioner of Police Adamawa State Police Command. An officer with huge experience in VIP protection, DIG Jitoboh was once the Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO) to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The IGP, while congratulating the trio on their elevation, enjoined them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Police Service Commission and the Federal Government of Nigeria by rendering selfless services to the nation.
Meanwhile, a Police Inspector attached to the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigeria Police was on Monday burnt to death by suspected hoodlums during an attack.
The incident reportedly happened at Ikpe Annang junction in Essien Udim Local government of Akwa Ibom State.
According to an eyewitness account, the hoodlums had attacked a Police Van situated in the area but while the other occupants of the vehicle quickly escaped, the Inspector was unaware of the attack as he was perhaps sleeping in the vehicle.
The hoodlums then went ahead to burn him with the vehicle.