8 Things You Must Know About Bala Ciroma, the New EFCC Boss


The arrest and grilling of the number one spy-person in Nigeria, Ibrahim Magu by now is no longer news or false news as some quarters puts it few days ago.

Ibrahim Magu was arrested on Monday on his way to office on charges of corruption, money laundering and misappropriation of funds.

The gravity of Magu’s crimes is the kind that while he is still under investigation, he was been replaced with Bala Ciroma.

But Who Bala Ciroma?

Bala Ciroma is a Muslim and hails from Yobe state, Ciroma has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Maiduguri in 1988.

According to records, Ciroma is said to have demonstrated a penchant for diligence in the over 25 years he has been in the police. He was between 2012 and 2013, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, FCT Command, and Assistant Commissioner of Police, IGP Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters Abuja.

It is also on record that Mr. Ciroma has spent time between 2011 and 2012 as Assistant Commissioner of Police, CID, Kano State Command, and from 2004 to 2008; he was Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Recall that former IG, Ibrahim idris on Tuesday the 26th of June 2018, deployed Mr. Bala Ciroma Commissioner of Police Plateau State Police Command.

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Bala was charged with the mandate of restoring peace and order to Plateau state immediately and stop the random killings.

Bala Ciroma is known as an intelligent and shrewd crack detective who has also served as Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) of the FCT Police Command in Abuja.

At another time, Ciroma was the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Welfare in the Finance and Administration Department at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The followings are some vital facts about Bala Ciroma, new EFCC boss:

1. He is an intelligent and shrewd crack detective

2. He is a devoted and committed Muslim

3. He is an indigene of Yobe state

4. He is a graduate of the University of Maiduguri where he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography

5. He joined the Nigeria Police Force He joined the Nigeria Police Force on the 3rd of March 1990, with the rank of Superintendent of Police

6. He has served in various capacities in the police force. He served as the Assistant Commissioner of Police, CID, in Kano State from 2011 and 2012. Before then, he served as Head of Operations at the EFCC from 2004 to 2008.

7. He was appointed as commissioner of police FCT on the 19th of July, and also served as Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Criminal intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) of the FCT Police Command Abuja.

8. From records, Bala Ciroma has spent more tan enough time in and within the FCT in various capacities as a senior police officer

We are very optimistic that Mr. Bala Ciroma will serve as EFCC boss with clean mind and do Nigeria huge good.

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