By Kingsley Omonobi
Three newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police, DIG Tijani Baba, DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim and DIG Moses A. Jitoboh were, on Monday, decorated with their new ranks by Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, at the Force Headquarters, in Abuja.
Their promotion and subsequent decoration became necessary following the retirement of erstwhile DIGs from their respective geo-political zones. Their elevations are in acting capacity.
The new DIGs have also been posted to their new departments and directorates.
Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, in a statement, listed those directorated as; DIG Tijani Baba – Directorate of Force Intelligence Bureau, DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim – Department of Logistics and Supply and DIG Moses A. Jitoboh – Department of Research and Planning.
CP Mba said, “It is worthy of note that, before their elevation to the new rank, DIG Tijani Baba was the AIG in charge, Zones 9 Umuahia, 12 Bauchi, 7 Abuja and 8 Lokoja respectively. He had also served as CP Special Protection Unit (SPU), CP Federal Operations and CP Zamfara State respectively.
DIG Zanna M. Ibrahim was, until recently, the Commandant, Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano.
An alumnus of the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, DIG Zanna was, at various times, Commissioner of Police, Zamfara, Delta and Yobe State Commands.
“He was also CP Info-Tech, as well as the Director Peace Keeping Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja, amongst others.
Similarly, DIG Moses A. Jitoboh, a proud alumnus of NIPSS, was AIG in charge, Border Patrol, Force Headquarters, Abuja. He was also AIG in charge Zone 8 Headquarters, Lokoja, AIG Investment, Force Headquarters, Abuja and Commissioner of Police Adamawa State Police Command.
“An officer with huge experience in VIP protection, DIG Jitoboh was once the Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO) to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
“The IGP, while congratulating the trio on their elevation, enjoined them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Police Service Commission and the Federal Government of Nigeria by rendering selfless services to the nation.”