• News - North West - Kaduna
  • Updated: May 03, 2023

Kaduna New CP Garba Assumes Office

Following the posting of new police commissioners to different states by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, has assumed office in Kaduna State.

CP Garba is now the 41st Commissioner of Police in the state following his deployment.

The new commissioner has taken over from his predecessor, CP Yekini Adio Ayoku who was promoted to the rank of AIG and deployed to a higher office. 

CP Garba who hails from Zamfara State had served in different capacities at the Kaduna State Police Command. 

The CP is bringing his wealth of experiences in operational, investigative and administrative positions he held in the police force.

The CP called for collaboration with other security agencies in the state, adding that his doors are always open. 

This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by ASP Mohammed Jalige, spokesperson of the command.

"The CP is an alumnus of Usman Danfodio University Sokoto and was enlisted into the Nigeria Police as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on the 18th of May 1992. 

"He has held several operational, investigative and administrative positions in the Force since his passing out from the Police Academy and commissioned as an Officer. 

"His first posting was to Plateau State Police Command where he was the Divisional Traffic Officer in Shendam. 

"He was also in Taraba State as the Divisional Crime Officer in Gembu and Commanding Officer of Police Mobile Force 40 Squadron Jalingo. 

"He was at a time the Aid De Camp (ADC) to a former Governor of Zamfara State and served at the State C.I.D. 

"The ethical CP was also in C.I.D Kaduna Command, Police College Kaduna and Coordinator Community Policing Kaduna.

"He was also a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kaduna, Sokoto and FCT Abuja Police Commands. 

"While in Kaduna he was DPO Kurmin Mashi and Sabon Gari Kaduna.

"The CP was again a Commanding Officer at Police Mobile Force 41 Squadron Damaturu Yobe State. 

"He was Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations in Kebbi State, Area Commander Bori, Rivers State and Deputy Commissioner of Police Armaments Force Headquarters Abuja. Until his recent posting to Kaduna he was the Commandant Police Training School Ikeja, Lagos State," Jalige added.

He noted that the CP has received several awards while serving in the police force including "International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS), Institute of Security Nigeria (ISN), Institute of Criminological Studies and Security Management (ICSSM) and Institute of Strategic Public Negotiations (ISPN)."

"The CP has tasked Officers and men in the Command to be prepared for the task ahead as criminals must not be allowed space to operate. 

"CP Musa Yusuf Garba beckons on the good people of the state to extend their good hands of fellowship to his administration as the task is not a one-man show," he stated.

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