From Esther Akaa, Lafia
A new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the Police Command in Nasarawa State, CP Shehu Umar Nadada has assumed duty as the 28th Commissioner of Police in the state.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) in the state, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Ramhan Nansel on Tuesday in Lafia, said the new CP solicited support and collaboration of the general public to combat all forms of crime in the state.
Nansel said CP Nadada replaced CP Maiyaki Mohammed Baba following his retirement from the Nigeria Police Force after years of meritorious service to the nation.
He further stated that new CP who hails from Rano Local Government Area ( LGA) of Kano State, holds (B.Sc. Hons) in Applied Biology from Bayero University, Kano and Masters Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University (A.B.U.), Zaria.
The PPRO said: ” He was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force on May 18, 1992 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and has served the Nigeria Police Force in various capacities such as:The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Nassarawa State Command, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Nasarawa State Command, and was 2ic Area Command, Zaria, Kaduna State Command.
“The Commissioner of Police in the cause of his career sojourn also served as Divisional Police Officer in various Divisions in Niger, Ekiti, Kaduna and Anambra States.
Furthermore, the highly celebral CP was also a Divisional crime officer and Staff Officer Junior, Niger State Police Command, among others.
“CP Nadada, has attended many courses within and outside the shores of Nigeria among which are, Citizenship and Leadership course, Combat Operation Course, Intermediate Command Course, Operational Management Course, Financial Malpractices in Banks, Financial intelligence and Fraud Management course, Training on Humanitarian Principles and International Standards of Law enforcement, Senior Executive Course 45, 2023, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru Jos and Leadership Course at the prestigious China National Academy of Governance in Beijing.
“His hobbies include reading and horse riding. He is happily married with lovely children.”
He, therefore stated that in order to confront and decisively address the scourge of all forms of crime in the state, the new CP seeks the assistance and cooperation of the general people by offering useful information.