Enugu Police commissioner removed over herdsmen attacks

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Enugu_police_commissioner_nwodibo_ekechukwuFollowing the attack of a community in Enugu State by Herdsmen which led to the death of scores of innocent citizens and the burning of several houses and property which has caused outrage, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has ordered the redeployment of the Enugu State Police Commissioner, CP Nwodibo Ekechukwu to the Eastern Port Police Command.

A new Commissioner of Police has subsequently been appointed for Enugu State, he is CP Emmanuel Ojukwu. Until his appointment, CP Ojukwu was the Commissioner of Police, Eastern Port Command. He was at one time the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State.

CP Ojukwu had also served as the Force Public Relations officer of the Nigerian Police and the officer in charge criminal investigations at Zone 7 Police headquarters, Abuja in the past.

Vanguard gathered that the redeployment may not be unconnected with the disclosure by the Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, that he had intelligence information that the herdsmen would strike in the community and passed the information to the security agencies.

When contacted, Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole confirmed the redeployment of the officer by Force headquarters.

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