By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
The newly posted Commissioner of Police in Plateau State, Edward Chuka Egbuka, on Friday assured that the personnel in the Command will be “polite and firm” while enforcing the guidelines spelt out by both governments at Federal and State levels, aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus.
Egbuka gave the assurance during the handing over ceremony to usher him in as the new CP, held at the Police Officers Mess, in Jos, the State Capital.
According to him: “Police is in the front line in talking the challenges of coronavirus.
“In our enforcement in tackling the pandemic, I implore officers and men to be polite and firm in dealing with the public.
“With good conduct and professionalism, we shall once again defeat a common enemy seeking to ravage the entire globe”, Egbuka said.
On his part, the out going CP, Isaac Akinmoyede, said he is leaving Plateau on a happy note, having ensured that the fragile peace being witnessed in the State was maintained throughout his tenure.
Akinmoyede recounted peculiar events that would have thrown the State into another round of crisis, like the 2019 general elections, but applaud the personnel of the Command for hard work that ensured a hitched free polls.
He encouraged officers to extend the same corporation given to him to the new CP, adding that Egbuka is a “diligent and dedicated” officer.
Meantime, CP Egbuka until his appointment was the Commissioner of Police Operations at the Force Headquarters Abuja.
The Imo State born Police Officer was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March, 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and was trained at the Police Academy Annex Kaduna State.
He is a graduate of History and International Relations from the University of Calabar, and also has a Law degree from the River State University of Science and Technology.
Egbuka was once an Area Commander, Jos Metro, in 2010, and had his secondary education in Federal Government College Jos, which he completed in 1982.