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Unmasking "Dogari" Policy In The Nigeria Police Force Part 2

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Ref.: Intersociety/SE/NG/02/014/FGN/ABJ/FRN
1. His Excellency
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria & Commander-in-Chief of the

Armed Forces
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Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation

The SGF Office, Shehu Shagari Complex
Three Arms Zone, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
2. Senator David Mark, President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs
The Senate Chambers, National Assembly Complex
Three Arms Zones, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
3. Honourable Aminu Tambuwal
Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria

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The Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs
The House of Reps Chambers, National Assembly Complex

Three Arms Zone, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
4. Prof. Shuaibu Oba AbdulRaheem
Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission
The FCC Headquarters, Plot 64, First Avenue
Off Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
Sirs,
Unmasking “Dogari/Dansanda” Policy In The Nigeria Police Force & A Case

Against Sectional Domination In Promotions & Postings Of Key Officers In

The Force (Part Two)
(Onitsha Nigeria, 5th day of February, 2014)-As promised in the first part

of this all-important letter, this is its continuation. It contains the

names of all serving AIGs and CPs in the Nigeria Police Force, their

geopolitical origins and other useful information. The CPs' names in this

part two covered those of Southeast, Northwest and North-central zones.

Serving AIGs: The worst of it all is the case of the 21 serving AIGs in

the NPF and their geopolitical representation. Out of the 21 serving AIGs

including one specialist, none of them comes from the Southeast

geopolitical zone; an important Nigeria's federating partner populated by

one of the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria (Igbo). This has made

this important federating partner an endangered species in the country

including being prone to ethno-religious violence and next door enemy to

other federating partners. Out of the 21 serving AIGs under reference,

Northwest geopolitical zone is, again, given eleven, North-central five,

South-south two, Southwest two, Northeast one and Southeast zero.

The eleven serving AIGs from the Northwest zone and their birth,

enlistment, promotion and retirement dates are: 1. Suleiman A. Abba (

Jigawa State), birth: 22/03/59, enlistment: 31/12/84, promotion:

22/02/2012, retirement:22/03/2019, 2. Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe (Zamfara

State), birth: 19/02/57, enlistment: 31/12/84, promotion: 22/02/2012,

retirement: 19/02/2017. 3. Saliu Argungu Hashimu (Kebbi State), birth:

10/07/57, enlistment: 11/12/84, promotion: 22/02/2012, retirement:

10/07/2017. 4. Bala A. Hassan (Kano State), birth: 25/08/59, enlistment:

08/12/82, promotion: 01/08/2012, retirement: 08/12/2017. 5. Mohammed

Jingiri Abubakar (Kano State), birth: 20/08/58, enlistment: 01/01/84,

promotion: 01/08/2012, retirement: 20/08/2018. 6. Tambari Y. Mohammed

(Sokoto State), birth: 01/10/56, enlistment: 31/12/84, promotion:

01/08/2012, retirement: 01/10/2016. 7. Sule Mamman (Katsina State), birth:

10/08/55, enlistment: 08/12/82, promotion: 30/01/2013, retirement:

10/08/2015. 8. Ballah Magaji Nasarawa (Kebbi State), birth: 26/07/61,

enlistment: 31/12/84, promotion: 24/09/2013, retirement: 31/12/2019. 9.

Sabo Ringim Ibrahim (Jigawa State), birth: 02/04/57, enlistment: 31/12/84,

promotion: 24/09/2013, retirement: 02/04/2017. 10. Fana Abdullahi Salisu

(Kebbi State), birth: 01/06/56, enlistment: 30/07/79, promotion:

16/01/2014, retirement: 30/07/2014 and 11. Musa Abdulsalam Daura (Katsina

State), birth: 02/10/57, enlistment: 31/12/84, promotion: 16/01/2014,

retirement: 02/10/2017.
The five AIGs from the North-central geopolitical zone are: 1. Dan'Azumi

Job Doma (Niger State), birth: 22/10/59, enlistment: 01/01/84, promotion:

22/02/2012, retirement: 01/01/2019. 2. Christopher Terhem Dega (Benue

State), birth: 11/03/55, enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion: 01/08/2012,

retirement: 11/03/2015. 3. Mark Adamu Idakwo (Kogi State), birth:

23/04/55, enlistment: 15/07/80, promotion: 30/01/2013, retirement:

23/04/2015. 4. Adisa Baba Bolanta (Kwara State), birth: 14/07/56,

enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion: 30/01/2013, retirement: 14/07/2016 and 5.

Mohammed J. Gana (Niger State), birth: 31/12/57, enlistment: 01/01/84,

promotion: 24/09/2013, retirement: 31/12/2017.
The two AIGs representing South-south zone are 1. Edgar Tam. Nanakumo

(Bayelsa State), birth: 31/08/57, enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion:

24/09/2013, retirement: 01/12/2016 and 2. Solomon A. Arase (Edo State),

birth: 21/06/56, enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion: 22/02/2012, retirement:

20/06/2016. The two AIGs from Southwest zone are 1. Samuel Ilesanmi Aguda

of Police Communications Airwing(specialist)( Ekiti State), birth:

28/09/54, enlistment: 15/03/82, promotion: 23/02/2012, retirement:

28/09/2014 and 2. David O. Omojola (Ekiti State), birth: 10/01/55,

enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion: 22/02/2012, retirement: 10/01/2015. The

only AIG from Northeast zone is Kakwe Christopher Katso (Taraba State),

birth: 29/09/59, enlistment: 31/12/84, promotion: 16/01/2014, retirement:

29/09/2019. Another shocking discovery from the list of the 21 serving

AIGs in the present NPF, apart from the inexcusable and despicable

exclusion of the Southeast zone from the list is that no woman is among

the 21 AIGs. This is despite the fact that women first enrolled into the

NPF as far back as 1955. Further fact is that one of the oldest serving

police officers/CPs in the present NPF is a woman. She is Mrs. Chintua

Amajor-Onu (Abia State, Southeast). She was enlisted on 01/12/81 and has

been a CP since 20/12/2010.
Serving CPs: The geopolitical lopsidedness is also manifested in the 88

serving Commissioners of Police in the NPF including four specialists. In

the list, the Southeast geopolitical zone has the least number of serving

CPs with eight. Out of the said 88 CPs, the Northwest geopolitical zone,

the zone of the present IGP, Mr. Mohammed D. Abubakar; has twenty-one (21)

CPs, followed by North-central with 18 CPs, Southwest 17 CPs, Northeast 13

CPs, South-south 11 CPs and Southeast with only 8 CPs. Another shocking

aspect of the foregoing is that all the eight Southeast CPs have between

this year (2014) and 2016 to retire either by clocking mandatory

retirement age of 60 years or mandatory retirement service age of 35

years.
While three of them: Godfrey E. Okeke(16/09/2014), Ikechukwu Aduba

(09/07/2014) and Sylvester A. Umeh(10/11/2014) will retire this year

(2014), three: Felix Osita Uyanna (15/01/2015), Ikemefuna R. Okoye

(15/06/2015) and Hilary Opara (17/07/2015) will go in 2015 and the other

two (Mrs. Chintua Amajor-Onu and Dr. Mrs. Grace Chita Okudo) will retire

in 2016. This is because of deliberate long delays in promoting them

alongside their counterparts from other parts of the country. They are

victims of “promotion dormancy policy” in the NPF inflicted on the police

officers of Southeast geopolitical zone. The duo of CPs Hilary Opara and

Felix Osita Uyanna had their last promotions as CPs on 18/12/2006 and

16/10/2007 respectively, a period of almost eight and seven years

respectively.
CPs From Southeast Zone: The eight(8) serving Commissioners of Police from

Southeast and their birth, enlistment, promotion and retirement dates are

as follows: 1. Hilary Opara (Imo State), birth: 31/07/55, enlistment:

17/07/80, promotion: 18/12/2006, retirement: 17/07/2015. 2. Felix Osita

Uyanna (Anambra State), birth: 01/05/55, enlistment: 18/07/80, promotion:

06/10/2007, retirement: 05/01/2015. 3. Godfrey E. Okeke( Anambra State),

birth: 16/09/54, enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion: 20/12/2010, retirement:

16/09/2014. 4. Chintua Amajor-Onu(Mrs.)( Abia State), birth: 12/07/56,

enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion: 20/12/2010, retirement: 12/07/2016. 5.

Ikechukwu Aduba (Anambra State), birth: 09/07/54, enlistment: 01/12/81,

promotion: 20/12/2010, retirement: 09/07/2014. 6. Sylvester A. Umeh(Enugu

State), birth: 10/11/54, enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion: 20/12/2010,

retirement: 10/11/2014. 7. Ikemefuna R. Okoye (Anambra State), birth:

15/06/55, enlistment: 01/12/81, promotion: 20/12/2010, retirement:

15/06/2015. 8. Mrs. Grace Chita Okudo(medical doctor)(Ebonyi State),

birth: 09/02/56, enlistment: 13/06/83, promotion: 20/12/2012, retirement:

09/02/2016.
CPs From Northwest Zone: The twenty-one (21) CPs and their birth,

enlistment, promotion and retirement dates are as follows: 1. Ibrahim M.

Maishanu (Sokoto State), birth: 11/10/59, enlistment: 01/01/84, promotion:

01/01/2009, retirement: 01/01/2019. 2. Lawal Tanko (Kaduna State), birth:

14/03/57, enlistment: 01/01/84, promotion: 20/12/2010, retirement:

14/03/2017. 3. Buhari Tanko (Kano State), birth: 03/02/56, enlistment:

01/01/84, promotion: 20/12/2010, retirement: 03/02/2016. 4. Mohammed A.

Indabawa( Kano State), birth:12/04/56, enlistment: 30/07/79, promotion:

20/12/2010, retirement: 30/07/2014. 5. Mohammed Ibrahim Sumaila(Kano

State), birth: 30/11/55, enlistment: 30/07/79, promotion: 01/08/2012,

retirement: 30/07/2014. 6. Mohammed Ladan(Kano State), birth: 05/05/54,

enlistment: 30/07/79, promotion: 01/08/2012, retirement: 30/07/2014. 7.

Umar Gwadabe(Kano State), birth: 20/02/56, enlistment: 30/07/79,

promotion: 01/08/2012, retirement: 30/07/2014. 8. Sanusi A. Rufai (Katsina

State), birth: 27/08/57, enlistment: 01/08/80, promotion: 01/08/2012,

retirement: 01/08/2015. 9. Musa Katsina Mohammed (Katsina State), birth:

1959, enlistment: 01/02/86, promotion: 01/08/2012, retirement: 01/02/2019.

Others are 10. Usman Tili Abubakar ( Kebbi State), birth: 15/10/59,

enlistment: 01/02/86, promotion: 01/08/2012, retirement: 15/10/2019. 11.

Ahmed Ibrahim (Kano State), birth: 06/05/57, enlistment: 01/08/80,

promotion: 30/01/2013, retirement: 01/08/2015. 12. Maigari Abbati Dikko

(Katsina State), birth: 16/03/61, enlistment: 01/02/86, promotion:

03/04/2013, retirement: 01/02/2021. 13. Umaru U. Shehu (Kebbi State),

birth: 18/06/58, enlistment: 01/02/86, promotion: 03/04/2013, retirement:

18/06/2018. 14. Saidu Madawaki ( Kebbi State), birth: 05/05/58,

enlistment: 30/07/79, promotion: 03/04/2013, retirement: 30/07/2014. 15.

Ibrahim Adamu (Zamfara State), birth: 20/11/58, enlistment: 01/02/86,

promotion: 24/09/2013, retirement: 20/11/2018. 16. Abdul Dahiru Danwawu

(Kano State), birth: 20/10/60, enlistment: 01/02/86, promotion:

24/09/2013, retirement: 26/10/2020. 17. Salisu Fagge Abdullahi (Kano

State), birth: 01/07/58, enlistment: 01/02/86, promotion: 24/09/2013,

retirement: 01/02/2018. 18. Lawal Shehu (Katsina State), birth: 24/12/60,

enlistment: 15/03/88, promotion: 24/09/2013, retirement: 24/12/2020. 19.

Nyats Nyehsu Jatau (Kaduna State), birth: 15/12/56, enlistment: 01/08/80,

promotion: 04/10/2013, retirement: 01/08/2015. 20. Mohammed K. Mohammed

(Katsina State), birth: 02/06/57, enlistment: 01/08/81, promotion:

21/01/2014, retirement: 01/08/2016. 21. Hurdi D. Abubakar Mohammed

(Jigawa State), birth: 05/02/62, enlistment: 15/03/88, promotion:

21/01/2014, retirement: 05/02/2022.
CPs From North-central Zone: The eighteen (18) CPs from the North-central

zone are 1. Umaru Abubakar Manko (Niger State), 2. Joel Kayode Theophilus

(Kogi State), 3. Wilfred Eje Obute (Benue State), 4. James Olorundare

Aronito (Kogi State), 5. Ibrahim K. Idris (Niger State), 6. Shuaibu L.

Gambo( Niger State), 7. John A.B. Opadokun (Kwara State), 8. Waheed

Olayinka Salau( Kwara State), 9. Dorothy A. Gimba (Plateau State), 10.

Salihu Garba (Niger State), 11. Kudu Nma (Niger State), 12. Usman Yakubu

(Niger State), 13. Abdulmajid Ali (Niger State), 14. Abubakar Adamu

Mohammed (Nasarawa State), 15. Abdul Salami Iyaji ( Kogi State), 16.

Yakubu O. Jibrin ( Nasarawa State), 17. Abimbola Macaulay (Kwara State),

18. Usman Isa Baba (Nasarawa State).
Sirs, please see part three of this important letter for our conclusion

and demands. It is our hope that the letter in its completeness will be

expeditiously looked into and issues of extreme importance raised therein

addressed frontally.
Yours Faithfully,
International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law-Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chairman of the Board
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[email protected], [email protected]

Comrade Justus Uche Ijeoma, Head, Publicity Desk
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1. The Inspector General of Police, Force Headquarters, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

2. Chairman, Police Service Commission, the PSC Headquarters, FCT, Abuja,

Nigeria
3. Chairman of Southeast Governors' Forum & Governor of Anambra State,

Awka, Nigeria