Plateau State Commissioner of Police Redeployed Following Deadly Attacks

In response to the recent deadly attacks in Plateau State, where gunmen claimed the lives of at least 10 individuals in separate assaults on communities in Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas, the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has announced the redeployment of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Hassan Yabanet.

The attacks, which occurred in Mandung-Mushu and Kopnanle villages on Friday night, resulted in numerous injuries and the destruction of property, including the burning of villagers’ houses. Farmasum Fuddang, Chairman of Bokkos Cultural Development Council, confirmed the tragic incidents in a statement issued on Saturday.

Expressing condemnation for the fresh wave of violence, Governor Caleb Mutfwang described the attacks as a setback to peace efforts in the state. Consequently, the Inspector General of Police, in a statement released in Jos on Saturday, disclosed the removal of CP Hassan Steve Yabanet, who had been deployed to Plateau State just one month ago.

Emmanuel Adesina has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Police for Plateau State, taking over from Yabanet. Adesina, the 45th Commissioner of Police for the state, hails from Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State. He brings to his new role a wealth of experience, having served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities across different police divisions, zones, and state commands within the Federation, including Anambra, Kwara, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, and Benue States.


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