The Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali has reversed the deployment of CP Balarabe Sule, a former chief security officer to the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Sule, to the state on election duty.
The IGP now transferred CP Faleye Olaleye from Ebonyi State to Kano to take charge of the command during election.
There have been protests by the opposition New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, following DAILY NIGERIAN report that the trio of CP Balarabe Sule, ACP Adamu Babayo and ACP Abubakar Shika would be posted to the state.
According to insiders, the three police officers, who once worked together as a team in the state, were widely believed to be partisan officers used as agents of repression against members of the opposition.
DAILY NIGERIAN however gathered that the IGP responded to the protests of the opposition, and shelved the initial posting before the release of the signal.
The IGP also redeployed more senior officers to the state in order beef up the security during the polls.
According to the latest signal sighted by DAILY NIGERIAN, the IGP posted AIG Sani Dalijan to take charge of Zone 1, Kano.
The signal further shows that Ita Lazarus Uko-Udom will be in charge of Kano Central, with DCP Umar Iya serving as his second-in-command.
Mr Alkali also posted DCP Abdulkadir El-Jamel to supervise Albasu, Gaya, Rogo, Takai, Ajingi, Garko, Wudil and Sumaila Local Government Areas.
For Rano, Bebeji, Bunkure, Doguwa, Kiru, Kibiya Tudunwada Local Government Areas of Kano South, the IGP posted DCP Adamu Ngojin to take charge.
The IGP also posted DCP Abaniwonda Olufemi to Kano North, with ACP Adamu Sambo serving as his second-in-command.
According to the new signal, DCP Auwal Musa will be in charge of CID, while DCP Aminu Maiwada will take charge of Operations at the Kano command during the election period.