By Victor Graham
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has decorated three newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police, DIG Tijani Baba, DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim and DIG Moses A. Jitoboh with their new ranks.
The brief event happened inside the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The promotion and subsequent decoration of the new DIGs became necessary following the retirement of erstwhile DIGs from their respective geo-political zones.
Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, in a statement, said their elevations are in acting capacity.
The statement said the new DIGs have also been posted to their new departments and directorates.
It listed those directorates as; DIG Tijani Baba – Directorate of Force Intelligence Bureau, DIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim – Department of Logistics and Supply and DIG Moses A. Jitoboh – Department of Research and Planning.
The IGP, while congratulating them on their elevation, enjoined them to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Police Service Commission and the Federal Government of Nigeria by rendering selfless services to the nation.
DIG Moses Jitoboh, a proud alumnus of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Study (NIPSS), was AIG in charge, Border Patrol, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
He was also AIG in charge Zone 8 Headquarters, Lokoja, AIG Investment, Force Headquarters, Abuja and Commissioner of Police Adamawa State Police Command.
An officer with huge experience in VIP protection, DIG Jitoboh was once the Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO) to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan had earlier served as his aide-de-camp when he (Jonathan) was Vice President.
Jitoboh who hails from Trofani in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State is one of the most qualified officers that is in line to succeed Adamu as IGP.