Usman Alkali Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), has redeployed senior officers in the south-east as a measure to tackle the growing insecurity in the region.

 

Frank Mba, police spokesman, announced the development in a statement on Friday.

 

Among those redeployed is Monday Bala Kuryas, Anambra commissioner of police.

 

Two deputy commissioners and 14 assistant commissioners were also affected in the shake-up which extended to some states in the south-south.

 

Nigeria has been battling rising insecurity but some south-east states have emerged as hotspots.

 

Security agents have come under increasing attacks in the region including in Imo where two police stations have been razed in 2021.

 

Earlier in April, unknown gunmen raided a federal prison in the state and freed more than 1,500 inmates during the violent attack.

 

There is no confirmed cause of the threats in the south-east yet, but TheCable found out that killings in the region tripled after the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) launched a notorious security outfit — the group denies any wrongdoing.

 

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