Hakeem Odumosu, former commissioner of police in Edo state, has been posted to the Lagos state police command.
Odumosu, a former commander of the Rapid Response Squad in Lagos, is replacing Zubairu Muazu, who has been elevated to the post of an assistant inspector-general of police.
Seven states, including Lagos, Ogun and Kano were affected in the latest movement and redeployment of police commissioners.
Edgal Imohimi, a former police commissioner of Lagos, is now the head of Ogun state police command; while Akpan Nkereuwen is the new police commissioner in Cross River; Kenneth Ebrimson, commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom, and Lawal Jimeta is in charge of Edo police command.
Ahmadu Sani Habu will take charge of Kano as the new commissioner, while Sule Maku Philip is now the new commissioner in Bauchi.
In a statement, Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police, charged the newly posted officers to ensure the consolidation and improvement on the gains of their predecessors in the areas of public safety and crime fighting.
He also directed the new commissioners of police to work with “relevant stakeholders” in adopting aggressive, proactive and community based crime prevention strategies to combat crime in their areas of responsibility.