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We will soon put insecurity behind us - IGP

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In what look like rebirth of the Nigeria Police, Monday, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dikko Abubakar assured Nigerians that the security situation in the country is heading for improvement, just as he charged 41 newly promoted senior officers to

halt the criminals plaguing the country.
Abubakar said In his congratulatory message shortly after he decorated the newly promoted officers with their new ranks at Force Headquarters, Abuja, that they must see their promotion as additional responsibility and impetus to bring the security situation under their control.

The IGP said that they are expected to justifiably account for their new positions, as a mark of appreciation to the Police authority, the government and people of Nigeria. He enjoined them to impart to their subordinates, the qualities of leadership that saw them merit their elevation.

Abubakar challenged the officers to key into the reformatory spirit of the present Police administration in the fight against corruption in all ramifications, the battle against terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery and criminality in all spheres and definitions.

The Nigeria police had suffered several defeats in hands of Boko Haram sect who over ran their stations and killed their personnel including everybody on site. The activities of the rampaging sect led to the removal of the former IGP Hafiz Rigim and the appointment of Abubakar.

Abubakar said that he is optimistic that Nigerians are about to witness 'the emergence of a well-motivated and proactive Police Force, with capacity to adequately handle the security challenges of the nation; and that not long from now, the security situation in the country will improve substantially'.

The IGP used the opportunity to thank Nigerians for their cooperation with the Police in recent times, as evidenced in successes recorded in the fight against crime and criminality in different parts of the country. He also expressed his profound gratitude to the Federal and some State governments, for various supports given to spur the Force in the discharge of its responsibility. He assured Nigerians of the willingness of Force to perform even better, its duty of providing security for all, notwithstanding current challenges

The decoration followed the elevation of 41 police officers announced by the Police Service Commission on August 1,including one hundred and thirty-two (132) Senior Officers, ninety-one (91) Assistant Commissioners of Police who were elevated to the rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs).

In addition to the newly promoted DCPs, is a list of 41 other newly promoted senior Police officers. A break-drown of the list showed that 1 Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) was promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), while 8 Commissioners of Police are elevated to the rank of Assistant-Inspectors General of Police (AIGs). Also promoted are 32 Deputy Commissioners of Police, to the substantive rank of Commissioners of Police.

The newly promoted DIG, Philemon I. Leha, MILR, psc + was born on 14 th January, 1954 at Numan, Adamawa State. He began the pursuit of his education at Bille Primary School in 1959 and thereafter proceeded to Bronnum Secondary School, Numan, in 1967. At the end of his Secondary School career in 1971, he gained admission into Bauchi Teachers' College, Bauchi and obtained his Grade II Teachers' Certificate in 1973. Philemon I. Leha proceeded to Federal School of Arts and Science, Mubi in 1975, where he obtained his Higher School certificate (HSC) in 1977 and went to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, to bag his B.A. (Hons) in History. Young Philemon Leha did his National Youth Service at Ijesa-Isu-Ekiti Community Secondary School in 1980/81. After a break, he returned to the academia in 1991 to obtain a Masters Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from the University of Ibadan.

In pursuit of his strong desire to serve his fatherland, DIG Philemon I. Leha enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on 1 st December, 1981 and has continued in the service of the Force, in different parts of the country, in various capacities and responsibilities, till this memorable day of his decoration as a DIG. He ran through the ranks to attain his present rank. He was promoted to Commissioner of Police while serving in acting capacity in the Office of the Commissioner of Police, Police Mobile Force (PMF) in Force Headquarters, Abuja and was shortly after, deployed as CP to the Anambra State Police Command. Leha was redeployed to the Office of Commissioner of Police in-charge PMF, in FHQ-Abuja, where fortune smiled on him with promotion to the rank of AIG. This resulted in his redeployment to Kano as the AIG in-charge of Zone 1 of the Nigeria Police Force (comprising Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States), where he served until his present elevation to the exalted rank of DIG.

DIG Philemon I. Leha has attended several professional Courses in various Institutions, including the prestigious Police Staff College, Jos where he had his Cadet ASP Course and several other courses, including Senior Command Course, in 2001. His commitment to duties, diligence, dedication and hard-work earned him several Awards and Commendation in the Force, including Peace Ambassador by World Peace Federation, among others. His promotion to DIG, it needs be said, is a product of divine destiny.

Among the eight newly promoted and decorated AIGs, are two specialists. The first is AIG Alex E. Okeke, a pharmacist who currently heads the Police Medical Services. He is first Police Pharmacist to rise to the rank of AIG. He is also the first Police Pharmacist to head the Police Medical Services. The second officer is AIG Julius A. Ishola, a Veterinary Doctor who heads the Police Animal Section. The remaining six AIGs are General Duty officers who before now were Commissioners of Police in-charge of various Police Commands across the federation

The list below shows the names of the newly promoted senior officers:


S/No
PREVIOUS RANK
NAME
DUTY POST AT THE TIME OF PROMOTION
NEW RANK

1
AIG
Philemon I. Leha
AIG ZONE 1- KANO
DIG

2
CP
Christopher Dega
CP BENUE COMMAND
AIG

3
CP
Aliyu Musa
CP SOKOTO COMMAND
AIG

4
CP
Bala A. Hassan
CP BORNO COMMAND
AIG

5
CP
Mohammed J. Abubakar
CP KADUNA COMMAND
AIG

6
CP
Tambari Y. Muhammmed
CP OYO COMMAND
AIG

7
CP
Ibrahim Abdu
CP GOMBE COMMAND
AIG

8
CP
Julius A. Ishola
FORCE ANIMAL, FHQ, ABJ.
AIG

9
CP
Alex Emeka Okeke
CP PHARMACY, FHQ, ABJ.
AIG

10
DCP
Stephen Audu
Cmdt, Pol Det.Coll, Enugu
CP

11
DCP
Adams Audu
Force Liaison Officer, NASS
CP

12
DCP
Mohammed Ibrahim
Cmdt, Pol Coll, M/duguri
CP

13
DCP
Mohammed Laden
CP BAUCHI COMMAND
CP

14
DCP
Yahaya Garba Ardo
National Defence Col, Abj.
CP

15
DCP
Shuaibu I. Gambo
National Defence Col, AbJ.
CP

16
DCP
Irimiya F. Yerima
Cmdt, Pol Coll, Ikeja
CP

17
DCP
Umar Gwadabe
CP IKWA-IBOM COMMAND
CP

18
DCP
Abdullahi Yuguda
CP SARS, FHQ, ABJ.
CP

19
DCP
Sanusi A.Rufai
Cmdt, Pol. Coll., Kaduna
CP

20
DCP
Musa Katsina Mohammed
CP KOGI COMMAND
CP

21
DCP
Usman Tilli Abubakar
CP Adm 'E' Dept, Fhq, Abj
CP

22
DCP
Benjamin Uche Onwuka
CP Course Cord PSC, Jos
CP

23
DCP
Kinsley Ojukwu Omire
CP BAYELSA COMMAND
CP

24
DCP
Tonye Ebiye Ebitituwa
CP M.S 'F' Dept, FHQ, ABJ
CP

25
DCP
Mohammed Iyanda Sule
CP Border Patrol, FHQ, Abj
CP

26
DCP
John A. B. Opadokun
CP Trg 'E' Dept, FHQ, Abj
CP

27
DCP
Olufemi A. Adenaike
CP FEDOPS 'B' Dept, FHQ
CP

28
DCP
Olufemi David Ogunbayode
CP Anti-Terrorist Sqd,FHQ
CP

29
DCP
Waheed Olayinka Salau
CP CCR, FCID, FHQ(annex)
CP

30
DCP
Dorathy A. Gimba (Mrs)
CP Admin, POLAC, Kano
CP

31
DCP
Titilayo Musiliu Busari
CP Admin, FHQ, Abj
CP

32
DCP
Diseye Desire Nsirim (Mrs)
CP NIGER COMMAND
CP

33
DCP
Foluso A. Adebanjo
CP EOD, FHQ, ABJ
CP

34
DCP
Mbu Joseph Mbu
CP PMF, FHQ, ABJ
CP

35
DCP
Agboola Oshodi-Glover
CP COOP 'C' Dept, FHQ
CP

36
DCP
A.K. Shodipo
CP Ports Authority CMD
CP

37
DCP
Patrick Dey Dokumor
CP SPU, FHQ, ABJ
CP

38
DCP
Sotonye Leroy Wakama
CP EKITI COMMAND
CP

39
DCP
Emah Etim Bassey
CP Welfare 'A' Dept, FHQ,
CP

40
DCP
Idris Faruk Umar
DCP FEDOPS 'B' Dept, FHQ
CP

41
DCP
Anthony Y. Edokpolo
DCP AIRWING, FHQ,
CP