Haruna G. Garba has assumed duty as the new Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Nigeria, succeeding AIG Sadiq Abubakar, who was recently redeployed to the Police Academy in Kano State.
In his maiden meeting with senior command officers, CP Haruna tasked them to be diligent in their duties and to intensify their supervisory roles. He emphasized that his administration would uphold global best practices in policing, respect fundamental human rights, engage in visible policing, and take a proactive approach to security challenges in the Territory.
He also urged the people of the Capital Territory to partner with the Police by providing intelligence and support to strengthen the peace and security architecture of the Territory.
Born on June 8, 1964, CP Haruna hails from Ankpa LGA in Kogi State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Administration from the University of Maiduguri and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Uyo.
CP Haruna was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police on March 3, 1990, and trained at the prestigious Police Academy Kano Annex in Kaduna State. Since his graduation, he has served in several operational, administrative, and intelligence capacities. Before he was appointed FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna was the Commissioner of Police for Yobe State Command.