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IGP inaugurates zone 13 police command, plans mobile base

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The Nigeria Police has inaugurated its Zone 13 Command Headquarters for Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra states at Ukpo, Dunukofia Council Area of Anambra State.

Prior to the inauguration, Zone 9 Headquarters in Umuahia, Abia State, covered Abia, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi, but with the creation of the new zone, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi have been removed from Zone 9 with headquarters still in Umuahia

An oil magnet, philanthropist and indigene of Ukpo, Prince Arthur Eze, had attracted and facilitated the new zonal headquarters headed by AIG Danmallam Mohammed.

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Speaking at the event, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, expressed delight in commissioning the facility, which, according to him, would bring policing services nearer to the people.

Adamu, who was represented by Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Celestine Okoye, pointed out that the new zone would serve the three states better.He also hinted that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) would soon commission a Mobile Base at Nsugbe, Anambra East Council Area of the state.

Speaking on the creation of the zone in the state, Eze said, “President Muhammadu Buhari and Adamu have demonstrated uncommon goodwill towards the people of the South East geopolitical zone and should now be assured of our support and loyalty.”

On his part, traditional ruler of Ukpo Community, Igwe Robert Eze, lauded Eze for his efforts and pledged to support the police in carrying out its duties effectively.

Meanwhile, former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Sierra Leone chapter, Prince John Ogar, have commiserated with Governor Willie Obiano over the loss of Senior Special Assistant on Grassroots Media Mobilisation, Egbuna Amuta and Special Assistant on Students, Sheriff Zadok Eboh within 24 hours.

Egbuna was said to have jumped from the balcony of a building in his residence and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, while Amuta was former spokesman of ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh.

Obi, who described the death of Amuta and Egbuna as “regrettable,” prayed for the repose of their souls and asked God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the losses.

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