Police inaugurate zone 13 in Anambra
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday inaugurated its 13 Zonal Command in Ukpo, Dunukofia Council Area of Anambra.
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 geopolitical zone.
He poured encomiums on Chief Arthur Eze, an oil mogul who not only supported the police in actualising the project but also worked with the people of Ukpo to provide and renovate the temporary operational base.
He said though there were contestations about the supposed location of the zonal command but explained that Ukpo met every requirement as it was within the state capital territory.
The DIG said the maiden Zonal Commander, AIG Mohammed Danmallam was selected a painstaking search assuring that he was the best man for the job.
“Misunderstandings came up, people who did not understand were made to understand that Ukpo was part of Awka Capital Territory, and it is being commissioned today,” he said.
Okoye also announced that IGP had ordered that the Mopol Base sited at Nsugbe, Anambra East Council Area of the state should become functional.
He said this was IGP’s response to the cry of Nsugbe people while urging them to prepare the ground for the police to move in as soon as possible.
Damallam thanked the IGP 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 were present while non of the governors were present at the event.