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Anambra state Gets New Police Commissioner After Recent Killings

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The Nigerian Police Force has deployed a new commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng to take over the state’s security affairs of the state since the recent deadly gun attacks in the south-east.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the force spokesperson, Frank Mba, he noted that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, who is concerned about the recent unrest in the state ordered the new commissioner “to mobilize both kinetic and non-kinetic law enforcement and crime fighting approaches to reverse the negative trend, reclaim public spaces from hoodlums and restore public peace in the State. Meanwhile, Echeng Echeng takes over form Tony Olofu who has been deployed to the force’s headquarters in Abuja.

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“The IGP has also ordered the deployment of a detachment of NPF Special Forces to Anambra State to bolster and complement the ongoing peace-building efforts of the Nigerian Police Operation Restore Peace in Anambra State,” Mr Mba said in a statement.

Premium Times also reports on recent events that led to the gruesome murder of Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late head of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Dora Akunyili, by gunmen in Anambra State a few days ago called for immediate action by the force. A divisional police station in the state was also said to have been attacked two days after the incident. However, South-east governors on Tuesday vowed to put an end to IPOB sit-at-home order in the region.

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