The Yobe State Police Command has disclosed that Haruna Garba has been deployed to the command as the new Commissioner of Police.
Garba, according to a statement by Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, is the 31st Commissioner of Police deployed to the state since creation in 1991.
He takes over from Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar, who has now been elevated to the rank of Assistant Inspector General.
The statement noted that the new police chief, who hails from Kogi State, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Administration from the University of Maiduguri and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.
It further stated that, until his deployment as the Commissioner of Police Yobe State Police Command, Garba was the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State CID.
“He possesses vast experience in law enforcement, public order management and public safety, Intellectual property crime, Fundamental human rights, Crime Control and Community Policing.
“He was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on 3rd March 1990. He has held Tactical and Strategic leadership positions in various departments of the Force across the country”, the statement added.
The command solicited the support of the public to enable Garba to serve the state better in the course of providing security and public safety.