A new Commissioner of Police, Mr Bala Ciroma, has been posted to Plateau State.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Police Public Relations Office in the state, DSP Tyopev Mathias Terna on Tuesday (June, 26, 2018).
According to the statement, before Ciroma assumed the new office, he was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) in Abuja.
Although reasons for the development were not stated by the Police, it comes in the wake of fresh attacks in the north-central state.
At least 86 persons were confirmed killed by suspected herdsmen during an attack on Gashish district of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area at the weekend.
Tyopev told newsmen on Sunday that six people were also injured while at least 50 houses, two vehicles, and 15 motorcycles were razed.
He confirmed the casualty figure and destruction after a search and rescue team from the Plateau State Police Command visited the communities affected by Saturday’s attack.
Six villages attacked by the assailants are Xlands, Gindin Akwati, Ruku, Nhgar, Kura Falls and Kakuruk, all in Gashish.
Plateau State, which had previously enjoyed relative peace, has recently been hit by series of attacks mainly perpetrated by suspected herdsmen, resulting in the death of several persons.