• October 21, 2021

Anambra Insecurity: IGP withdraws CP Tony Olofu as Anambra gets Echeng Echeng as new Commissioner of Police Anambra State

by Divine Alex

The Inspector General of police, IGP Usman Akali Baba has Posted CP Echeng Echeng with immediate effect as the New Commissioner of police Anambra state and Removed CP Tony Olofu, and also Deployed Police Special Forces to bolster Operation Restore Peace

This was contained in a press release from the force Public relations officer CP Frank Mba

The removal of CP Tony Olofu is barely one month he assumed office as the Anambra 31st Commissioner of police after Chris Owolabi.

The press release stated

“Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.4/42 Date: 5th October, 2021

The Director of News
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​PRESS RELEASE

ANAMBRA SECURITY: IGP ORDERS POSTING OF CP ECHENG ECHENG AS NEW COMMISIONER OF POLICE
· Deploys Police Special Forces to bolster Operation Restore Peace

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered the immediate posting of a new Commissioner of Police (CP) to Anambra State. The new CP, Echeng Eworo Echeng, takes over from CP Tony Olofu who has been redeployed to the Force Headquarters, Abuja. The IGP has also ordered the deployment of a detachment of NPF Special Forces to Anambra State to bolster and complement the ongoing peace-building efforts of the Nigeria Police Operation Restore Peace in Anambra State.

The IGP, who is particularly concerned with the renewed incidents of attacks on innocent individuals and symbol of State Authority in the State, ordered the new Commissioner of Police to mobilize both kinetic and non-kinetic law enforcement and crime fighting approaches to reverse the negative trend, reclaim public spaces from hoodlums and restore public peace in the State.

CP Echeng, who until his recent posting, was the Commissioner of Police in-charge of Bayelsa State, holds a First Degree in History from the University of Maiduguri. An experienced peace-builder, he received extensive training on global peace support operations at Mission Training Cell, Kielce, Poland, amongst other tactical and leadership courses. He has also served as a former Police Component Commander, Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Zonal CID, Zone-13, Ukpo, Anambra State, amongst other key positions.

The IGP has charged the new Police Chief to work with other Stakeholders and patriotic forces in Anambra State to restore law and order leveraging on his professional experience. The IGP also called on Ndi-Anambra to support and cooperate with the new Commissioner of Police in his task of protecting the lives and property of all.

His posting is with immediate effect.

CP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

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