NIGERIA- The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Abdulrahaman, to the Force Intelligence Bureau, Force headquarters, Abuja.
This was sequel to the rising incidences of banditry and kidnapping along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway and the failure of the Kaduna Police Command under Abdulrahman to curb the wave of criminality.
Hundreds of commuters have been reportedly abducted by criminal gangs operating in Forests within Kaduna State.
The latest incident involved the abduction of the Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar and his daughter, Yesmin Mohammed, who were kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway on Monday.
While Abubakar and his daughter has since been rescued, his driver was killed during the attack.
A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police on Wednesday in Abuja, said Mr. Aji Janga would take over as the commissioner in Kaduna.
Janga was, until now, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Bauchi State Command.
Mba said that other commissioners affected by the exercise are: Habu Ahmadu, former commissioner in charge of Intelligence, who is now posted to Bauchi Command; Omololu Bishi is redeployed from Benue Command to the Central Criminal Registry, Alagbon Lagos.
Mukadas Garba moves from the Office of the National Security Adviser to Benue Command, while the erstwhile commissioner in charge of CCR Alagbon, Lagos, has now been moved to the Force headquarters, Abuja, to be in charge of armament.
The spokesman said the exercise was aimed at rejigging the fight against armed banditry, kidnapping and other sundry crimes across the nation, particularly in Kaduna and other contiguous states.
Mba said the IG charged the newly posted and redeployed officers and other strategic commanders nationwide to take initiative and implement concrete crime prevention strategies.