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A new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Paul Alifa Omata  assumed duty in the zone 16 headquarters Yenagoa,Bayelsa State on Monday 5th February,2024.

In his maiden press briefing, AIG Omata  said he would adopt the strategies of  Inspector General of Police on crime fighting and  repositioning of the Police on core professional responsibilities in the zonal command.

AIG Omata, who made the statement after a special welcome parade and introduction of some officers of the Zone, Monday, February 5, stated that crime would be reduced to the barest minimum if not totally eradicated in Bayelsa and Rivers states which the command is comprised off.He assured that people of the zone will sleep with their two eyes closed .

AIG Omata also urged officers and men under the Zone to always be disciplined as the Force is known for discioline.

He advised officers serving in zone 16 comprising  Rivers and Bayelsa states Command not to indulge in acts that would dent the image of the Force.

AIG Omata also called for synergy between the police and members of the public while  urging the people to always report suspicious movements around them.

Profile of AIG Paul Alifa Omata

AIG Paul Alifa Omata, an indigene of Dekina LGA of Kogi State, was commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force on the 3rd March 1990 as a cadet ASP. He is a graduate of Geography from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

The new AIG is a pragmatic and seasoned officer of repute who has attended several courses and workshops, and has equally served meritoriously at various Departments within the Force, notable amongst them are; DPO ‘A’ Division Lokoja, Area Commander, Area ‘L’ Lagos State, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Kwara State etc. Until his posting to the Zone, he was the Commissioner of Police, K9 Section Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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