Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Muhammad Abubakar, has ordered the redeployment of seven Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) to various commands and formation across the country.
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja and signed by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba.
The statement listed the AIGs as Jonathan Johnson, Christopher Dega, Mohammed Abubakar, Tambari Mohammed, Sule Mamman, Adisa Bolanta and Mark Idakwo.
According to the statement, Jonathan Johnson is to head Zone 6 made up of Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Rivers; Christopher Dega, Zone 8 made up of Kogi, Ekiti and Kwara and Mohammed Abubakar, Zone 3, which consists of Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba.
Similarly, Tambari Mohammed is to head Zone 9 which is made up of Abia, Anambra, Enugu and Imo and Sule Mamman, Zone 10, grouping Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.
The statement said that Adisa Bolanta was deployed to the Police Academy in Wudil, Kano, while Mark Idakwo heads the newly created Maritime Command.
``The affected AIGs are expected to assume duties in their new respective offices on or before March 18, 2013,’’ it said.
The statement explained that the newly created Maritime Command, which is a fusion of the Marine Police Command, the Police Ports Authority Command and the Inland Waterways Formation, would enjoy the status of a zone.
``The Maritime Police Command is further broken into Western Maritime Command with headquarters in Lagos, the Eastern Maritime Command with headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and the Marine Command with headquarters also situated in Lagos.
``Each of these subsidiary Commands under the Maritime Police Command is headed by a Commissioner of Police,’’ it said.
According to the statement, the Maritime Command is charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and providing adequate security at the ports and harbours.
``The new Command is also saddled with the task of tackling contemporary security challenges such as armed robbery, piracy, kidnapping, gun running and other related crimes in our creeks, harbours and territorial waterways,’’ it said. (NAN)