Within 48 hours after the Plateau massacre of more than a 100 people in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South Local government areas, Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police in Nigeria, ordered the immediate dismissal of Undie Adie, Plateau State Commissioner of Police.
He was thereafter replaced by Bala Ciroma, an indigene of Yobe State who was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department before he attained his new position.
A brief statement was issued on Tuesday by Matthias Tyopev the spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command and also a Deputy Superintendent of Police without giving reasons for the abrupt removal; neither did he explain his new posting.
According to him, the new Commissioner of Police graduated in 1988 from the University of Maiduguri and joined the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on 3rd March 1990. He also served in various capacities.
Ciroma who was also a onetime Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja “has also served in virtually all the geo-political zones of Nigeria and in all the departments of the Nigerian Police Force.”