Last updated on January 17th, 2019 at 06:50 pm
Nigeria Police Force is undergoing major restructuring right now following the assumption of office of the new IGP Muhammed Adamu. NPF now has a new Public Relations Officer.
Here are some of the things we know about Frank Mba, the new Force PRO, who was appointed on January 16, 2019 to replace Jimoh Moshood.
Full Name: Frank Mba
Home town: Ezimo
State of Origin: Enugu
LGA of origin: Udenu Local Government Area
Course of study: Law
Former school: University of Lagos, Akoka; University of Dundee, Scotland.
Biography of Frank E. Mba (Force PRO)
Frank Mba studied law studied law at the University of Lagos, and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2002.
He also has Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Dundee, Scotland and a Certificate in National and International Security from the Harvard University, USA.
The new force spokesman hails from Ezimo in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
During his set at the police cadet college, he graduated as the best cadet inspector in academics at the Police Academy, Kano, in 1993.
His diligence and brilliant has been paying off ever since he joined the law enforcement agency as he rose up the police ladder.
Frank Mba rank
He was promoted to assistant superintendent of police in 1999, deputy superintendent of police in 2003, superintendent of police in 2006 and chief superintendent of police in 2012, and now Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).
He replaces erstwhile Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood,
Frank Mba was a former police PRO in Lagos before he was moved to the force headquarters where he acted as the force PRO between 2012 to 2014.
When he was the force PRO, he addressed critical issues confronting the country.
One of such issues he spoke on was, “Why Boko Haram use female suicide bombers in attacks” at the National Information Centre, Abuja
He was apt on the issue, according to him female suicide bombers are less suspicious.
“Established international terror organisations use female suicide bombers, the major reason is because women generally raise fewer suspicion, particularly when there are security layers.
“If you have been following the trend of terrorism worldwide, you will understand that the use of a female suicide bomber is not new.
“But, it is a new trend in our own part of the world”, he said.
The force spokesperson, however, said a new counter-terrorism strategy was being developed to address the new trend in the country.
“We are developing counter-terrorism strategies to deal with that.
“By our rules of engagement and by our culture too, male security operatives generally are not allowed to search females.
“You will see increase in female security personnel on roads and in other places where stop and search exercises are being carried out.
“Nigerians should be prepared to see more female police officers, bomb disposal experts, DSS operatives and soldiers in combat operations’’, he said.
Congratulations to Frank Mba, lone of the most brilliant police officers Nigeria has ever produced.