The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali-Baba, has appointed Amabua Ashe-Mohammed as the Police Adviser for the Multinational Joint Task Force in N’Djamena, Chad.
The appointment is contained in a statement on Monday by the Force spokesperson, Frank Mba.
The statement noted that Mrs Mohammed, who is an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, becomes the first female Police Officer in history to hold the tasking position of coordinating policing activities.
Mr Mba noted that the appointment of Mrs Mohammed is a testimony of various commitments and contributions by Officers of the Force in the fight against insurgency and ensuring community peace and safety in Nigeria and across the globe.
According to the statement, Mrs Mohammed’s new responsibilities included “ensuring discipline and professionalism and providing advisory on the management and improved peace-building efforts, in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency by the Multinational Joint Task Force”.
“The Officer, who has a commendable professional record and vast experience in International Peacekeeping Operations, has served in several peacekeeping missions spanning through two decades.
“She was a member of the Nigerian contingent to the United Nations Mission in Kosovo in the year 2000, the African-led International Support Mission to Mali in the year 2013, amongst others, where she distinguished herself severally and earned the prestigious United Nations Medal for professionalism.
“ACP Amabua, legal adviser and prosecutor, is an expert peacebuilder and versatile community policing advocate. She is a graduate of Law from the University of Maiduguri and Master’s degree holder in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos.
“She has also attended several professional courses and trainings on Human Rights and Rule of Law advocacy and mentoring as well as mission field coordination and safety.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, while congratulating the officer on the new feat, enjoined her to bring her wealth of experience to bear in advancing the mission and service delivery of the MNJTF,” the statement added.