New Commissioner of Police assumes duty in Anambra

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 11 July 2019 | 1,047 times

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•Anambra Police Commissioner John Bassey Abang

A new Commissioner of Police, CP John Bassey Abang, on Wednesday arrived Anambra State on redeployment from Rivers State.

The new CP, a native of Ogoja in Cross River State, was born on February 29, 1962 and holds a Bachelor Degree B.Sc (Hons.) in International Studies and Postgraduate Diploma in Criminal Justice Administration from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and UNILAG respectively.

He joined the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP on the March 15, 1988. Since then, he occupied various positions in the Nigeria Police Force which include, Divisional Beat /Patrol Officer, Divisional Admin Officer, divisional traffic officer at Ikom Division in Cross River State between 1989-1990., Unit Commander MOPOL 11 PMF Squadron Calabar in Cross River between (1990-1995). Pioneer Squadron Commander MOPOL 29 PMF Awka in Anambra State between 1999-2000 and 2i/c Ota Area Command, OC Special Enquiry Bureau and Command Pay Master, Ogun State Command between 2000 -2002.

Others were Commandant Police Mobile Training College, Gwoza between 2004/2007, Squadron Commander MOPOL 6 PMT Maiduguri, 2007, Assistant Commissioner of Police In Charge of Operations Department, Borno State Police Command, Assistant Commissioner of Police In Charge of Operations department Anambra State Command in 2009, Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations Department, Osun State Police Command, Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State Police Command, and Commissioner of Police In Charge of Research and Development in the department of Research and planning, FHQ Abuja.

CP Abang has attended several professional courses, seminars and workshops both within and outside Nigeria some of which includes Combat Operations Course, Armoured Personnel Carrier Operations Course, Squadron Commander PMF Operations management Course respectively.

Furthermore, Cp JB Abang attended the Peace Support Operations in Vicenza Italy and Anti terrorism/management course with the French National Police in Paris, France.

CP John B. Abang also attended the National Defence College Abuja and has utilized his wealth of experience largely in Operations and investigations of high profile cases such as Armed banditry, kidnappings, etc.

He is the recipient of many certificates of Commendations and Awards for bravery, hard work and Selfless Service.

His hobbies are playing golf and driving.

Abang is the 28th Commissioner of Police Anambra State Police Command.

 


Source: News Express

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