IGP Deploys CP Echeng Echeng to Assume Duties in Anambra Security

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IGP Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the urgent assignment of a new Commissioner of Police (CP) to Anambra State.

Echeng Eworo Echeng, the new CP, succeeds CP Tony Olofu, who has been reassigned to Force Headquarters in Abuja. The IGP has also ordered the deployment of a detachment of NPF Special Forces to Anambra State to support and complement the Nigeria Police Operation Restore Peace’s ongoing peace-building activities.

The IGP, who is particularly concerned about recent attacks on innocent people and symbols of State Authority in the State, has directed the new Commissioner of Police to mobilize both kinetic and non-kinetic law enforcement and crime-fighting approaches in order to reverse the negative trend, reclaim public spaces from hoodlums, and restore public peace in the State.

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CP Echeng, who was the Commissioner of Police in-charge of Bayelsa State till his recent posting, has a First Degree in History from the University of Maiduguri. He underwent comprehensive training on global peace support operations, as well as other tactical and leadership courses, at Mission Training Cell in Kielce, Poland. He has also held significant posts such as Police Component Commander, Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, and Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Zonal CID, Zone-13, Ukpo, Anambra State.

The IGP has instructed the new Police Chief to use his professional knowledge to work with other stakeholders and patriotic forces in Anambra State to restore peace and order. Ndi-Anambra was also urged by the IGP to assist and collaborate with the new Commissioner of Police in his efforts to protect everyone’s lives and property.

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According to Force Spokesman CP Frank Mba, the Commissioner of Police’s appointment is effective immediately.

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