The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has appointed ACP Markus Ishaku Basiran to head the Nigeria Police Complaints Response Unit (CRU).
ACP Markus Ishaku Basiran takes over from ACP Abayomi Shogunle who has been redeployed as Area Commander Nkalangi, Ebonyi state.
Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a press sratememt, Monday in Abuja, said the new head of the CRU has resumed duty.
He said prior to his appointment, ACP Basiran had held different positions within the Force including: 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.
Mba said the new head CRU, who has attended Policy, Strategy and Leadership Course at Kuru Jos and Tactical Intelligence Command & 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.
He said 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 24/7 Call Centre at Force Headquarters, Abuja.
He said the acring IGP has urged members of the Public to give the new CRU boss their full support, cooperation and all relevant information needed to effectively discharge his duty.
Meanwhile, CRU can be reached through the following: Calls: 08057000001, 08057000002; SMS: 08057000003; Whatsapp: 08057000003; BBM Pin: 58A2B5DE;