- Police Force Headquarters has deployed 4th commissioner of police, Austin Iwar, to Bayelsa in two weeks
- Abdulraham Ahmad had been posted to the state as the commissioner of police before Iwar was named as his replacement 72 hours later
- It was gathered that the redeployment may not be unconnected with the power play between the APC and the PDP in the state ahead of the 2019
Nigeria Police Force Headquarters has deployed fourth commissioner of police, Austin Iwar, to Bayelsa state in two weeks, seventy-two hours after it settled for Abdulraham Ahmad.
The Sun reports that Ahmad was believed to have been posted to the state following the power play between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general election which forced the police headquarters to reverse the initial redeployment of John Mukan and Ahmed Bello, hours after the announcement of their posting to the state was made.
NAIJ.com gathered that the newspaper's investigations indicated that Ahmad had already arrived the state and was lodged in a highbrow hotel located on Sani Abacha road preparing to resume today, July 30, when another signal came that Austin Iwar has been posted to the state.
It was reported that sources at the police headquarters said there was confusion at the Bayelsa state police command as no police commissioner has assumed duty since the redeployment of Awunah from the state.
Two groups, the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) and a pro-democracy group, Bayelsa Good Governance Watch (BGGW) have slammed the Force Headquarters over the redeployment of four different commissioners of police to the state, describing the development as worrisome.
The Ijaw youths urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to order so as not to ignite another round of crisis in the state.
IYC secretary general, Alfred Kemepado, in a statement said while it is the duty of the Force Headquarters to redeploy police officers to formations across the country, Ijaw youths would resist any attempt by the police to instigate crisis in the state.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that pandemonium struck Yenagoa, Bayelsa state as eight people were reportedly killed during a rival war between two notorious cult groups identified as Greanlanders and Bobos.
It was reported that some residents of Yenagoa metropolis, particularly those living on Egbide road; Ebis road, along Biogbolo; Obele, along Yenagoa; Sandfill, along Hospital road; and Good News street, in the Azikoro village area, had reportedly witnessed some killings.
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