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The Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, wednesday inaugurated the 13th Zonal Command of the Nigeria Police Force in Ukpo, Dunukofia council area of Anambra State.
The zonal command will be in charge of Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu States.
Speaking at the inauguration, Adamu, who was represented by DIG Celestine Okoye, said the new zonal command was an addition to strengthening the existing security in the South-east zone.
He poured encomiums on a businessman, Prince Arthur Eze, saying he has not only supported the police in actualising the project, but also worked with the people of Ukpo community to provide and renovate the temporary operational base.
According to the IG, “Though there were contestations about the supposed location of the zonal command, Ukpo met every requirement as it is also within the state capital.
“The AIG to head this zonal command, Mohammed Danmallam, was selected after a painstaking search, and I assure you that he is the best man for the job.”
The new AIG of the zone, Danmallam, thanked the IG for appointing him to head the zone, and promised to work for greater peace and security in the states under the zonal command.
Commissioners of Police in Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu States were present at the inauguration.