There is a new boss in town! Mr Chris Ezike, on Monday, assumed duty as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in Abia.

Ezike, who was in charge of the Department of Research and Planning, Community Policing, Force Headquarters, Abuja, now takes over from Mr Anthony Ogbizi.

Speaking at the formal handover, at the CP’s office, Ezike promised to partner with the communities in setting agenda and proffering solution to security challenges in Abia for better result.

He said that as a community-based organisation, the command under his watch would carry the communities along in the discharge of its duty to the people.

He also said that the command would apply the “best practice principle” that would not compromise the quality of the police force but add value to the lives of the citizenry.

“I owe it a duty to God to discharge my duty to the best of my ability,” he said.

Ezike solicited the cooperation of the rank and file to ensure a more efficient policing of the area.

He promised to hold strategic meetings with the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Units to properly acquaint himself with relevant information on the crime situation in Abia.

Reports have it that Ogbizi swapped positions with Ezike and would assume duty at the Community Policing, Police Headquarters, Abuja.

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