The Police Service Commission has announced the promotion of 243 senior police officers in a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, the commission's spokesperson, on Thursday evening. IG of Police, Ibrahim Idris POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTION OF 2 CPs TO AIG, 6 ACTING CPs, 15 DCPs TO CP, 54 ACPs, 1 ACTING DCP TO DCPAND 165 CSPs TO ACP The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion and confirmation of acting appointments of 250 senior Police officers. These were some of the high points of the Commission’s 24th Plenary Meeting held in Abuja from the 5th to 7thDecember 2017 and presided over by its Chairman, Sir Dr. Mike Mbama Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police. The Commission approved the promotion of CP Etop John James and CP Rasheed Olatunde Akintunde to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG. It also confirmed the acting appointments of CP Donald Awunah, former Force Public Relations Officer and former CP Akwa Ibom State Command, now at the Police Academy Wudil, Kano; CP Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, Cross Rivers State Command; CP Garba Umar, , Anambra State Command; CP Bello Ahmed; CP Imohimi Edgal, Lagos State Command and CP Ali Janga, Kogi State Command. The Commission approved the promotion of 15 Deputy Commissioners of Police to the substantive rank of Commissioner of Police. They include Omololu Shamsiden Bishi, presently at the Nigerian Defence College, Abuja, He was former DCA Ogun State Command, former DC, CID, Iyaganku, Ibadan and Area Commander, Mushin, Lagos State; Isaac Olutayo Akimoyede also at the Defence College and former DC, Benue State; Aminu Pai Saleh; Makama Hamisu Usman; Mobolaji Olaniyi Fafowora; Igbodo David; Dajuma Mohammed Ibahim; Okon Etim Ene; Abang B. John; Aminu Koji Kwambe; Felix Gochuk Gani; Ibrahim Sabo Umar; Joseph Gobum Mukan; Wakil Mohammed and Abdullahi Yerima Ibrahim. Ag Deputy Commissioner of Police Habu Sani Ahmadu’s appointment was confirmed while 54 Assistant Commissioners of Police were promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioners. The new Deputy Commissioners include Fausat Oduwole Azeez; Presley Onitsha Dode; Adepoju Ayinde Ilori, Area Commander Ughelli, Delta State Command; Oladimeji Yomi Olanrewaju, Area Commander Metro, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Command and Ambrose Sunny Onah of Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, Abuja. The Commission also approved the promotion of 164 Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and 8 Deputy Superintendents of Police to the rank of Superintendent. Chairman of the Commission, Sir, Mike Okiro, congratulated the newly promoted Officers and charged them to continue to discharge their duties with respect to the rule of law and fear of God. He said the Commission will continue to ensure that promotions in the Nigeria Police Force are regular and guided by merit, seniority and availability of vacancies. The Deputy Commissioners of Police were subjected to an interactive session with Members of the Commission where they were drilled on what was expected of them as Commissioners of Police. The promotions have been forwarded to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for implementation in a letter signed by Mr. Musa Istifanus, Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission.

A new report has shown that as many as 5000 more Nigerians have been found out to be trapped in detention camps all over Libya.
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According to a Vanguard report, the Federal Government has identified 5,000 more Nigerians trapped in Libyan detention camps.
Mr Illiya Fachano, the Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria in Libya, told Newsmen “there is a camp with 5000 Nigerians and we need the diplomatic police to escort us to extract them.
`There are various camps in the regions of South, West and East of Libya.

“Camps in the other regions are known but inaccessible camps due to the challenges of going into these camps as a communication chain is required before we can reach them,” he said.
The charge d’affaires said that the Nigerian government has been in talks with the recognised government in Tripoli on how to reach some of the camps to extract its nationals.
Fachano called for the provision of a bigger aircraft to evacuate Nigerians who has have agreed to come back home.

“We need the Nigerian government to better fund its embassy in Libya and send the aircraft.

“We have made our request for that”.
He called on the UN to helped out by sponsoring repatriation flights, provide food and health materials for the migrants.
The charge d’affaires said the Federal Government have so far repatriated 3250 from Libya in recent times.
This is even as 300 other Nigerians are to be repatriated from Libya every week.
Fachano said the government would continue to make efforts to save Nigerians that are trapped in Libya.

“We, the embassy of Nigeria in Tripoli, Libya, have been doing our best to register Nigerians.

“We have visited the detention camps, and also collaborated with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to repatriate migrants weekly.

“We also ensure that we are up to date with the number of Nigerians in specific detention camps.

“I want it to be clear that the mission and Nigerian government have been doing this long before the CNN report.’’

“We have asked the Nigerian presidency to provide us with an extra airplane to assist with quick repatriation of registered Nigerians who are willing to return.

“I want the public to know that we have some Nigerians who are not willing to return despite the unfavorable situations and the fact is that we can’t get them on the flight without their consent.
Fachano said that the the repatriation exercise would be a continuous exercise.