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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Usman, has appointed commissioners of police for Edo, Adamawa, Kaduna and Imo states.
The appointments were announced in a statement in Abuja by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force spokesman.
According to the statement, the IGP ordered the posting of CP Abutu Yaro, to Edo state as the new Commissioner of Police while CP Sikiru Akande Kayode, CP Yekini Adio Ayoku and CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde were posted to Adamawa, Kaduna, and Imo State Police Commands respectively.
Yaro, the new Edo state Police commissioner, holds a B.A (Hons) from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
He was appointed to the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1988.
He has served in various supervisory capacities within the Nigeria Police Force, including as Commissioner of Police in charge of Zamfara and Imo State Police Commands respectively.
Until his recent appointment, he was CP Force Provost Marshal, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Kayode the new police commissioner for Adamawa state holds a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Benin and joined the service of the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP in 1990.
He has served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities within the Force.
He has served as the Officer-in-Charge of Presidential/VIP Movement, State House Abuja. He was equally a one-time Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Police Command. Until his appointment, he was CP ICT, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The new police commissioner for Kaduna state, Ayoku, holds a B.Sc from the University of Ilorin. He is an indigene of Agbeyangi, Ilorin East Local Government Area, Kwara state.
He enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP in March 1990. He has served in several capacities in the Nigeria Police with a great wealth of experience.
He was a one-time Commanding Officer, 24 PMF Squadron, Presidential Guard and Escort.
He has participated in peacekeeping operations and was decorated with the United Nations Medal for meritorious service in Kosovo.
Barde, the new Commissioner of Police, Imo State Police Command, has served in Police College, Jos and Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano as Deputy Commissioner Admin.
He equally served in Borno State Police Command as Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations.
He was one time head of Force CID, Annex, Enugu. Until his recent appointment, he was the Commissioner of Police, Adamawa State Police Command.
The state said, the IGP charged the newly posted officers to hit the ground running in the areas of crime-fighting and public safety.
He also called for support and cooperation from members of the public to the new Police helmsmen to enable them perform optimally on their mandate.

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