IGP redeploys Plateau police commissioner


Less than 24 hours after gunmen attacked two communities in Plateau State and killed no fewer than 10 persons, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has announced the redeployment of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Hassan Yabanet.

Bandits had reportedly killed 10 persons in two separate attacks in Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state.

The attacks that occurred in Mandung-Mushu and Kopnanle villages on Friday night also left several persons injured, with property, including the houses of the villagers, set ablaze by the gunmen.

The Chairman of Bokkos Cultural Development Council, Farmasum Fuddang, confirmed the killings in a statement on Saturday.

Governor Caleb Mutfwang condemned the fresh attacks in the affected communities, describing them as a setback to peace efforts in the state.

But in a statement issued in Jos on Saturday, the Inspector General of Police said that Yabanet, who was deployed to Plateau State barely one month ago as Commissioner of Police, had been removed.

The statement, which was signed by the spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, read in part, “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, has deemed it fit to post CP Emmanuel Adesina as Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, to take over from his predecessor, CP Hassan Steve Yabanet, who has been transferred to take over as CP Benue State Command.

“CP Emmanuel Olugbemiga Adesina is the 45th Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command. He hails from Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State.

“He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, BSc (Hons) in Sociology, from the University of Lagos, Akoka, in 1990. From there, he proceeded to the University of Ibadan for his Masters degree in criminology in 1991. He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on May 18, 1992, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

“As a young officer, the Commissioner of Police has served with distinction in operational, investigative, and administrative capacities across various police divisions, zones, and state commands within the Federation, among which include Anambra, Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, and Benue States.”

Mike Ojo

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