IGP Egbetokun Implements Nationwide Posting of ACPs to Bolster Force Intelligence

IGP Egbetokun Implements Nationwide Posting of ACPs to Bolster Force Intelligence

IGP Egbetokun Initiates Nationwide Intelligence Overhaul: ACPs Appointed to Lead Police Force’s Intelligence Departments

In a significant move aimed at fortifying the intelligence capabilities of the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has directed the immediate posting of Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) to head the Intelligence Department at Zonal and State Commands nationwide.

Strategic Posting for Enhanced Intelligence Operations

The directive, disclosed in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, signifies a strategic step towards strengthening the intelligence apparatus of the Police Force.

The posting is aligned with the IGP’s commitment to intensify intelligence efforts as a crucial component in addressing the prevailing crime rate in the country.

IGP’s Vision: A Drive for Improved Intelligence

The statement emphasizes that the posting is grounded in the IGP’s vision, wherein, upon assuming office, he reactivated the Presidential approval to elevate the Force Intelligence Bureau to the status of a Department.

The newly established Department of Force Intelligence is under the leadership of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Habu Sanni.

Mission for the Newly Appointed Senior Officers

The IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, has tasked the appointed Senior Officers to effectively deploy all intelligence-based assets at their disposal to combat crimes and criminality within their respective areas of responsibility.

Moreover, they are charged with instilling professionalism and leveraging their extensive experience to fortify the existing intelligence architecture of the Police Force.

Implementation with Immediate Effect

This strategic deployment of Assistant Commissioners of Police to key intelligence positions takes immediate effect, reflecting the urgency and commitment to revamp the intelligence infrastructure of the Police Force.

The move underscores the IGP’s dedication to proactive and intelligence-driven policing as a cornerstone in the fight against crime across the nation.