By: Josie Mudasiru
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has deployed Sadiq Idris Abubakar, the new Commissioner of Police (CP), for the Federal Capital Territory.
A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, DSP. Josephine Adah and made available to Abuja Digest indicated that the new Commissioner of Police resumed duties today, as the 29th Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT.
The new FCT Police boss, Sadiq Abubakar is a Counter Terrorism expert haven been sufficiently trained takes over from the former CP. Babaji Sunday, who has been redeployed with immediate effect.
CP Sadiq, a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru-Jos, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph’D) and a Masters of Education in Educational Psychology, both from the m University of Abuja. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Education (BSc.Ed) degree in Geography from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.
CP Sadiq enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 1992, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and has since served the Force and the country at large in diverse capacities.
These include; Commanding Officer 15 Squadron Police Mobile Force (PMF) Ilorin, Kwara State; Chief of Training, Directorate of Peacekeeping Operations, FHQ, Abuja; Police Contingent Commander to Guinea Bissau, ECOWAS Standby Force; and Commandant, PMF Training College Ila-Orangun, Osun State. He was the Commissioner of Police Peacekeeping Operations and Coordinator of r Police Special Forces before his nomination for the Senior Executive Course at the National Institute between February and December 2022.
CP Sadiq has attended many courses, seminars, conferences, es and workshops both within and outside Nigeria. Some of these include the Advance Detective Course, Police Staff College Jos; PMF Commanders’ Combat Course, PMF training College, Ila-Orangun Osun State; Basic Infantry Tactics for Counter-Terrorism, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna; ECOWAS Standby Force Map Exercise, Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra Ghana; United Nations (UN) Special Police Assessment Team (SPAT) Workshop, Amman, Jordan; Senior Management Course, KAIPTC, Accra Ghana; ECOWAS Workshop on Special Force Doctrine and Structure; UN Chief of Police Summit, New York, amongst others.
Meanwhile, the CP calls on the residents to continue to support the Police, assuring residents of the safety of their lives and property.