The Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim has ordered immediate replacement of Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie with Bala Ciroma.
In a statement issued on Monday by the State Police Command Spokesman, Terna Tyopev that the handover between the two Commissioners has been performed.
It will be recalled that suspected herdsmen killed over 100 persons over the weekend but the police confirmed 86 death.
“Today 26th June, 2018, a new commissioner of police CP Bala Cioma has assumed duty as the commissioner of police, Plateau state command,” he said in a statement.
He also said Ibrahim Idris inspector-general of police, has directed Adie to report to the force headquarters in Abuja.
The new commissioner was previously a deputy commissioner of police, criminal investigation and intelligence department, at the force headquarters in Abuja.
He had also served as head of operations at the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
Earlier, the IGP has deployed special teams comprising of intelligence response team (IRT), the special tactical squad (STS), five armored personnel carriers (APCs), and three police mobile force units (PMF) in the state.
President Buhari has vowed to bring to book the perpetrators of the wicked act and their sponsors.
Also yesterday, the Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has said no one should expect peace in Plateau state because its members lost about 300 cows before the attack that claimed over 80 lives in the state.
This was contained in a statement issue by Chairman of the Association in the North-Central region.
“These attacks are retaliatory. As much as I don’t support the killing of human being, the truth must be told that those who carried out the attacks must be on revenge mission,” Ciroma said.
“There have been recent reports of cow rustling and destruction of farms between Berom farmers and Fulani herdsmen. The people carrying out these criminal activities are well known to the communities but the communities are hiding them.