The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered the posting of Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) to head the Intelligence Department of the Force at Zonal and State Commands nationwide.

A statement released by the Force Headquarters on Tuesday said the development is to further upscale the intelligence department of the Police Force.

The statement noted that the move was informed by the zeal of the IGP to improve and enhance the effectiveness of the Intelligence Department.

According to the IGP, the department plays a crucial role in addressing the crime rate in the country.

“The IGP has tasked the newly appointed Senior Officers to deploy all intelligence-based assets in combating crimes and criminality in their respective areas of responsibility,” the statement said.

“He has further charged them to entrench professionalism and apply their wealth of experience in the course of discharging their duties towards strengthening the already existing intelligence architecture of the Force.”

The posting takes immediate effect, according to the statement.

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