By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has appointed ACP Markus Ishaku Basiran as head of the Complaints Response Unit (CRU) of the Nigeria Police Force.
ACP Basiran takes over from ACP Abayomi Shogunle, who has been redeployed as Area Commander Nkalangi, Ebonyi State. The new head of the CRU resumed duty fully on Monday, May 13, 2019.
Prior to his appointment, ACP Basiran has held different positions within the Force, some of which include; Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 12 Bauchi, Unit Commander in the Police Mobile Force (PMF) in Abuja and Bayelsa, O/C Research and Planning, Peacekeeping Office, FHQ Abuja, O/C Zonal Intelligence Bureau, Lokoja, Area Commander, Nkalagu, Ebonyi State.
ACP Basiran, who has attended Policy, Strategy and Leadership Course at Kuru Jos and Tactical Intelligence Command and Management Course in Enugu, is a graduate of Sociology from Ahmadu Bello University and holds an M.Sc in Crime Management and Prevention from Bayero University, Kano.
ACP Basiran is expected to use his wide field experience in refocusing the CRU on its core mandate of running a community oriented Complaint Management System using multi-platform reporting mechanism through which citizens’ complaints, concerns and queries touching on professional Police misconducts as well as malfeasance by members of the public can be reported and addressed in real-time via a 27/7 Call Centre at Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The acting police chief has urged members of the public to give the new CRU boss full support, cooperation and all relevant information needed to effectively discharge his duty.
Meanwhile, the Complaints Response Unit (CRU) can be reached through Calls: 08057000001, 08057000002; SMS: 08057000003; Whatsapp: 08057000003; BBM Pin: 58A2B5DE; Twitter: @PoliceNG_CRU; Facebook: facebook.com/PolicePCRRU; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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