Bala Ciroma Replaces Bello As New FCT Police Commissioner


By Sadiq Umar – The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has announced the appointment Bala Ciroma as the new Commissioner of Police for the Command.

Mr. Ciroma took over from his predecessor CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello after a handing-over ceremony.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Anjuguri Manzah, said the new CP has resumed duty at the Command Headquarters on Thursday, 19th July, 2018.

Mr. Ciroma’s appointment is coming on the heels of the recent ambush attack and killing of 7 policemen on duty by unknown on July 2, 2018 in Abuja. The CP was appointed by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to head the investigative team to unravel the killers.

The new CP holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Geography from the prestigious University of Maiduguri.

He was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force in March 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

As a seasoned Police Officer who has served the Nigeria Police Force in different capacities, CP Ciroma has attended several local and foreign courses.

He is an alumni of Hong Kong University where he badged a Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies. He is a member of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Some of his police postings include: Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department FCT Command; Deputy Commissioner of Police (Welfare) Finance and Administration Department Force Headquarters Abuja; Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, FCT Command:

Assistant Commissioner of Police IGP Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters Abuja; Assistant Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Kano State Command; Assistant Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department Niger State Command; Head of Operations, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) among others.

CP Bala Ciroma while assuring FCT residents of his willingness to partner with spirited individuals, groups and all security agencies in the fight against crimes and criminality across the Federal Capital Territory, enjoined resident to support the Command with timely information about criminal hideouts through its 24hrs emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.






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