The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase has approved the redeployment of 19 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and 49 Commissioners of Police.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Abayomi Shogunle on Friday in Abuja.
Among those redeployed were AIG Joseph Mbu, who was posted as Commandant, Police Staff College, Jos, Adenrele Shinaba as Commandant, Nigeria Police Academy, Kano, and Patrick Dokumor AIG Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The posting also affected all the 12 zonal commands of the police.
The affected officers include: Tambari Mohammed; AIG zone 1 Kano, Bala Hassan; AIG zone 2 Lagos, Mohammed Abubakar; AIG zone 3 Yola, and Yahaya Ardo, AIG zone 4 Makurdi.
Others were, Musa Daura; AIG zone 5 Benin, Adisa Bolanta; AIG zone 6 Calabar, Ballah Nasarawa; AIG zone 7, Abuja, Lawal Tanko; AIG zone 8 Lokoja, Usman Gwary; AIG zone 9, Umuahia.
The rest were, Mohammed Gana; AIG zone 10 Sokoto, Helen Adeyemi, AIG zone 11 Osogbo and , Johnson Ogunsakin, AIG zone 12, Bauchi.
Edgar Nanakumo; AIG Works, Force Headquaters, Abuja, Yerima Irimiya; AIG Maritime Police, Olufemi Adenaike; AIG Training and Development, James Caulcrick; 2i/C Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, Abuja.
The commissioners affected by the redeployment included former Police spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, deployed to Kogi and Ikechukwu Nwodibo, who was posted to Taraba.
Others are; J. Habila; Abia, Adejo Gabriel Adaji; Adamawa, Muritala U. Mani, Akwa Ibom, Karma Hosea, Anambra, Mohammed K. Mohmmed, Bauchi and P. Okafor, Bayelsa.
Dibai P. Yakadi, Benue , J. Opadokun, Borno, Henry Fadairo, Cross River, Usman Bala Alkali, Delta, P Abdalla, Ebonyi, Chris Ezike, Edo, Etop J. James, Ekiti, Mohammed Adamu, Enugu, Wilson Inalegwu, FCT.
Austin Iwar, Gombe, T. Lakanu, Imo, U. Tilli Abubakar, Jigawa, U.U.Shehu, Kaduna, M. Katsina, Kano, U. Abdullahi, Katsina, Yakubu O. Jubrin, Kebbi.
E. Amadasun, Kwara, F. Owoseni, Lagos, Mohammed Sani Usman, Nasarawa state, Abubakar Marafa , Niger, Abdulmajid Ali, Ogun.
M. Ogbodu, Ondo, K. Shodipo, Osun, Leye Oyebade , Oyo state, Nasiru Oki ,Plateau, Hyelasinda Kimo Musa, Rivers, Salisu F. Abdullahi, Sokoto state, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, Yobe, and Femi Ogunbayode , Zamfara.
Other commissioners include Peter Ogunyanwo, Police Mobile Force, Force Headquarters, Rasheed Akintunde, Homicide, Maigari Dikko ‘X’ Squad, Dan Bature, Deputy Commandant, Police Staff College, Jos and Damilola Adegbuyi, 2i/C Maritime Police.
Anthony Ogbizi, SFU Annex, Lagos Airport Police Command, Olusola Amore, Police Pension, Abuja, Felix Ogundeji, Intelligence, and Olusola Subair, Interpol Abuja.
The statement said the IGP charged the officers to ensure strict conformity with the strategic policing plans of the current leadership of the Force.
It said that the vacancies were created following the recent retirement and promotions of some senior police officers.