The newly appointed Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kolo Yusuf, has been appointed as the 32nd Commissioner of Police in the State, according to a statement from the Zamfara State Police Command.
This was stated in a press release that SP Mohammed Shehu, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, signed and distributed to journalists in Gusau, the State’s capital.
The new police commissioner for Zamfara State Police Command, Mr. Kolo Yusuf, was born in 1968 in the hamlet of Majiko in the Edati Local Government Area of Niger State, according to the release.
The recently appointed commissioner is a recognized member of the Nigerian Bar Association and has a Bachelor of Laws from the prestigious University of Abuja (NBA).
In addition to his doctorate in international relations, Yusuf has a master’s degree in crime management and prevention from Bayero University Kano.
He joined the Nigerian Police Force in 1988 and has held a number of operational positions, including Officer in Charge of the anti-robbery squad in the states of Anambra, Kano, Kogi, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), among others.
In addition, Yusuf served as the Force Intelligence Bureau’s Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad (TIU-STS) Commander, Coordinator, and Commander of the IGP Crack Squad Zone 1 Kano and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) (FIB).
The new police commissioner for Zamfara has taken a number of courses both inside and outside of Nigeria, including the Advanced Detective course at the Police Staff College in Jos, Plateau State, China, Turkey, and Colombia, as well as classes on terrorism and counterterrorism, managing violent crimes, detailing crime scenes, developing human intelligence, and managing modern threats at the Metropolitan School of Business and Management.
The new police commissioner sought public support and cooperation while assuring everyone of his unwavering dedication to protecting lives and property. On the other hand, he issued a dire warning to all criminal elements, ordering them to cease their criminal behavior and repent or face severe repercussions.