The new Commissioner of Police of Jigawa State, Aliyu Sale Tafida, has assumed office, thereby soliciting for the support and cooperation of members of the public for better service delivery in the state.
This was contained in a press statement on Thursday in Dutse by its spokesman, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam who said Sale assumed office on Monday, August 9.
The new CP succeeded from Mr. Usman Gomna, who was promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) and redeployed to Zone 6 Headquarters, Calabar in Cross River State.
The statement read: “The new CP, a seasoned Police Officer, has worked in various commands, departments, formations and units of the Nigeria Police Force.
“At the early years of his service in the Force, he served at Ondo Command after his one-year attachment. He was transferred to FCID, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi Lagos, where he served as a team leader in the Anti-Fraud section.
“He was later transferred to Zamfara State where he served as Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Shinkafi and Gusau Central Police Stations, respectively.
“He was transferred for the second time to the FCID, Abuja where he served as a team leader in Special Enquiry Bureau (SEB) and from there transferred to Anambra State Command and posted as DPO Okpoko and Fegge Divisions in Onitsha.
“Also, at the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), he was posted as Area Commander Gwadabawa in Sokoto State. He also served as an Area Commander, Funtua, Katsina State.”
It said that Sale was elevated to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police and posted as DCP in charge of Operation Zone 3 Yola, DCP in charge of Administration and Finance, Taraba State, and later DCP in charge of Operations, Plateau State Command.
Sale was later elevated to the rank of Commissioner of Police and posted to Jigawa State Police Command.
The new CP attended Advance Detective Course, Junior Command Course, Intermediate Command Course and other professional courses in Nigeria, Tunisia and Senegal. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.