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The Official Ranks In The Nigerian Police Force

The Ranks In Nigeria Police Force are divided across three structures; Administrative, Authority and Organizational structure.
The authority ranks in Nigeria police force (NPF), from top to bottom is the Inspector General of police down to the constable.

The Authority Structure of The Nigerian Police Force

Ranks In Nigeria Police Force.

The Inspector-General of Police

In accordance with section 215(2) of the 1999 Constitution, section 6 of the Police Act, 1990, “the Force shall be commanded by the Inspector-General of Police”.
This simply means that orders, directives and instructions to carry out the duties with which the Police is carried, flows from the Inspector-General of Police, through the chain of Command, to any Officer positioned to implement such order.
The office of the Inspector General of Police is the highest rank in the Nigeria Police force.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police

According to section 7(1) of the Police Act, the Deputy Inspector General of Police is the second in Command of the Force and shall so act for him in the Inspector-General’s absence.
Section 5 of the Act makes room for as many DIGs as the Nigeria Police Council considers appropriate. Every other rank below the IG, takes order of Command from him, in the performance of their lawful duties.

The Asst. Inspector-General of Police

The Office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police is provided for by section 5 and 8 of the Police Act. He shall act for the Inspector-General of Police in the event of the absence of the Inspector-General of Police and Deputy Inspector-General of Police
The Commissioner of Police (In-charge of contingents in a state)
Section 5 of the Police Act, in accordance with the provisions of section 215 (2), of the Nigeria Constitution, provides for the Office and rank of a Commissioner of Police who shall be in Control of contingents of the Police Force stationed in a State. He is subject however, to the command of the Inspector-General of Police or who-so-ever acts for him, in his absence.
Every other rank in the Force is legally provided for by section 5 of the Police Act.

The Command structure of the Nigeria Police can be presented in order of hierarchy as in the chain here under.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police
The Asst. Commissioner of Police
The Chief Superintendent of Police
The Superintendent of Police
The Deputy Superintendent of Police
The Asst. Superintendent of Police
The Inspector of Police
Sergeant Major

The Administrative Structure of The Nigerian Police Force

The Nigeria Police is administratively structured and divided into departments: ‘A’ – ‘G’ with each department charged with peculiar duties. Although their duties are inter-woven, they are distinguishable.
Direction, supervision and co-ordination of the various department within the Nigerian Police Force
Responsible for Planning and organizing internal security measures and monitoring the execution of such security measures in the country
Responsible for the supply of needed tools the Nigerian Police force needs to operate.
These includes; uniforms, planning of building programmes, construction and maintenance of Police Buildings and quarters, determination of costs of all equipment, e.g. vehicles, planes, Helicopters; Wireless equipment, Bomb Disposal equipment, Force Animals, Arms & Ammunition and other riot equipment, Boats, Medical, Stationers, Spare parts, Printing equipment.
This department is responsible for criminal Investigations; Interpol, Antiguitics, Crime Prevention Policies, Narcotics, Forensic Matters, Crime Records, Prosecution and Criminal Intelligence.
Formulation and implementation of a training policy and plan for the Nigerian Police Force. Well researched training programmes to keep pace with modern thought in the field of training, staff development and equipment.
The ‘F’ department is responsible for research, Planning, Inspectorate Division, Management Information, Organization and Method
The ICT department has become an important department and rightly so, as ICT has become a very important tool in fighting crime.
It is tasked with the duties of developing and implenting ICT Policies and programmes for the Nigeria Police Force.


The office of the force secretary is tasked with the duties of Promotion and appointment of Superior Police Officers, Deployment of Superior Police Officers, keeping records of Superior Police Officers, Discipline of Superior Police Officers, Police Council meeting, Inter-Ministerial matter; and Promotion Boards.

The Organizational Structure of The Nigerian Police Force

The Nigeria Force is further structured in line with the geo-political structure of the Country, with provisions for supervisory formations. The structure formation enables Police operational of the internal Territory of Nigeria.
The organisational structure of the Police Force is represented as shown below:
Force Headquarters
Zonal Headquarters
State Commands Headquarters
Area Commands Headquarters
Divisional Police Headquarters
Police Station
Police Post
Village Police Post.
This structure is supposed to help the entire populace feel the impact of the Nigerian Police Force.

Edo state woman arrested for squeezing her husband's penis till death – details

A report has said a woman from Edo state has been arrested for squeezing his husband’s penis until death.
According to reports, it was usual for the woman to get into a fight with her husband whenever he returns home late. On that fateful day, the deceased slapped his wife when their usual quarrel began and she responded by reaching for his trousers to squeeze his penis and testicles until he collapsed at their home in Ukhiri community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Edo State.
The man was later confirmed dead at the hospital. When the woman was arrested, she blamed her actions on the devil. Men of the Homicide Department in the Edo State Police Command are said to be investigating the incident.

Police discovers illegal hospital by a Ghanaian in Lagos who cause deaths out of hypertension

Nigerian police in Lagos has discovered an illegal hospital that has been operated by a Ghanaian for 23 years.
The hospital operator identified as Hayfore Adu – Peprah, reportedly came into Nigeria as a nursing tutor in 1982 before establishing the illegal facility in 1996.
Lindaikeji source revealed that he got busted after a lady lost her baby after visiting the hospital in September due to swollen legs.
“The nurse asked her to go for another scan which she did when she came back one of the nurses directed her to go to a general hospital when she got there she spent two days there before they transferred her to Ayinke House Ikeja.
“Two weeks later I came back here to ask the doctor what happened, he said that he knew the baby (of his relative) had died in her womb for 2 weeks but didn’t know how to tell her”.
Upon interrogation, Hayfore denied taking up the title of a “doctor”. Channels Television reported that the illegal hospital operator who claimed he is suffering from hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease could not also certificate he claimed to have obtained before operating the private nurisng home.

3 Nigerian Soldiers arrested for kidnapping and armed robbery – details

3 Nigerian Soldiers have been arrested for kidnapping and robbery. It was gathered that the military personnel had been involved in a series of kidnappings in Agenebode, Fugar and other areas of the state. The soldiers identified as Corporal Collins Ameh of the 3 Division, Jos; Lance Corporal Balogun Taiwo of the 35 Battalion, Katsina; and Private Evans Isibor of the Artillery Brigade, Owerri , who is on special duty in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Punchng reports that Ameh and Balogun kidnapped one Mr Joseph Otono on October 30 , 2019 , in Fugar.
However, Otono was said to have been released later after a ransom was paid by his relations
Isibor on the other hand was said to have kidnapped one Mohammed Hassan in Agenebode on October 14 , 2019 .
Confirming the arrest , the Police Public Relations Officer in the state , DSP Chidi Nwabuzo , said the three soldiers and civilian were being interrogated by the state command ’s head of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad , Superintendent Richard Balogun.