Breaking News: List of new Police DIGs out •Those who made it

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Breaking News: List of new Police DIGs out Those who made it

The list of seven new Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) to constitute the Police Management Team to work with Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba is finally out, News Express can report this evening.

“The list reached the police headquarters hours ago,” a reliable source told News Express.

The news DIGs, are six former Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (IGP), namely,

Solomon E. Arase (Edo State, South-South); Kawe Christopher Katso (Taraba, North-West); Dan’azumi Jos Doma (Niger State, North-Central); Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe (Zamfara State, North-West); Saliu Argungu Hashimu (Kebbi State, North-West); and David O. Omojola (Ekiti State, South-West).

Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hilary Opara (Imo State) completes the list of new DIGs after being given double promotion to enable him qualify to join the Police Management Team, as he is the most senior police officer from the South-East and the law requires that every geo-political zone must be represented in the police management.

Sotonye L. Wakama, from Rivers State in the South-South, was also promoted from the rank of Commissioner of Police to DIG. It is not immediately clear why this was done since the South-South already had an AIG (Arase) moved up.

Confirming the promotions, Assistant Director of Press and Public Relations of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Ferdinand U. Ekpe, said in a statement in Abuja: “The promotions are with effect from August, 19, 2014. The Commission also re-affirmed its earlier decision that promotions from the ranks of ACPs to AIGs would only be done after its interviews with the affected officers.”

Ekpe added: “The Honourable Chairman of the Commission, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, while congratulating the newly promoted officers, enjoined them to see their elevation as opportunity to serve, imploring them to use their wealth of experience in uplifting the Nigeria Police Force.”

•Photo shows PSC Chairman, Sir Mike Okiro.

Source: News Express

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