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JUST IN: Kano gets new police commissioner



A new Commissioner of Police (CP) has been deployed to Kano state, following the promotion of the ex CP Ussain Gumel to the rank of Assistant Inspector of Police (AIG).

The newly appointed Kano State Police Commissioner, Salman Dogo Garba, on Monday, assumed duty.

The handover and farewell ceremony was held at the Police Officers’ Mess, Pompai.

Reflecting on his tenure in Kano, from May 2, 2023, to June 24, Gumel said his challenges had been the 2023 state governorship election amid a heated political contest and unpredictable security situation.

“Managing the post-2023 governorship election period, from the pronouncement of election verdicts to the court processes, including the Tribunal and Supreme Court sittings.

“And the recent attempts by some political actors to politicise security issues around the Kano State Emirate Council are not insurmountable,” he said.

Besides the election and post-election challenges, Gumel said: “We faced several security challenges, including armed robbery, thuggery (Daba), car theft, the threats of banditry along the prone local government areas, kidnapping and other violent crimes.

“These threats were not only endangering public safety but also hindering governance and socioeconomic development in the state.”

The outgoing police commissioner said, despite the challenges, the state command under his leadership triumphed and protected lives and properties. 

“The police command under my watch remained professional and committed to maintaining peace and order. I am confident these challenges will soon be resolved.

“As I move on to my new assignment, I carry with me the experience, lessons, and memories from my time here. They will continue to inspire and guide me in my future endeavours,” he said.

AIG Gumel urged offices and men of the Force to give the new police commissioner all the needed support to enable him to succeed.

He thanked the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, for the trust and confidence he placed in him during his tenure as Commissioner of Police for Kano.

He also appreciated his colleagues in Kano State, for their “dedication, hard work, and commitment to duty.”

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