Modern Day Hero: Admiring DIG Bala Ciroma’s Kindness, Intelligence And Strength In Policing With Humility ~ Sixt-Media Lane Consult


It is said that courage in Uniform is Protecting and serving with humility.

It takes a special person to put his life on the line inorder to protect others, and DIG Bala Ciroma have proven himself as that person.

When he was the Fct commissioner of police, DIG Bala Ciroma never bothered moving to his official residence with so much luxuries and alluring intimidating  packages, rather,  he preferred to remain in his personal residence with his usual spirit of  contentment , a gesture that is rare in our World today , most especially in Nigeria and the residents of Federal Capital Territory appreciated the way and manners he defended their rights and maintained safety on the street.

A community’s life saver who always stands at the forefront to fight crime and injustice, a man who sacrifices and risks all for the sake of humanity , akin to given life something bigger than himself, what a man, you are the real hero of our nation , a man loved and cherished by many, thank you for being so dedicated to protecting and serving the nation, you are a line between the good and the bad, DIG Bala Ciroma is the face of the new Nigerian police the Nigerian people are yearning for , and we crave for many Ciroma’s in our Nigeria so as to redeem the already battered image of the nation.

Ethics, integrity, accountability and honesty are important values for a police officer to possess.

At all times, police officers must follow the law and departmental regulations.

They are expected to carry out their duties and responsibilities equitably and justly. Police must not show favoritism or act in a discriminatory manner recognizing that all citizens deserve respectful treatment regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin or religion, for instance and those are the usual word of DIG Bala Ciroma, and he continued!

The police code of ethics prohibits dishonesty and corruption, Police officers who engage in serious misconduct on duty or in their personal life can face disciplinary action and legal prosecution, When assisting crime victims, police have a duty to be caring, compassionate and responsive by taking the report seriously, pursuing the offender and explaining victim services available in the community.

Some of the above highlights are the code of ethics and values DIG Bala Ciroma had embraced all this year in his service to the people of Nigeria as a refined and reformed Senior police officer who leads by example and also as a role model to many.

If you are someone who does not posses a sinister mindset and ulterior motives, then you must appreciate the efforts of the men and women of the Nigerian Police who always risks and sacrifices their freedom, life and personal liberty in ensuring the safety of the general public and the nation at large.

The general duty of the police is to protect life and properties and to ensure peaceful coexistence between individuals, but the way and manners an officer carries such onerous and tasking duties distinguishes him or her from the others and DIG Bala Ciroma’s style of policing and leadership is a tune of phenomenon affairs that is highly valued, appreciated and admired by many.

Law enforcement officers are commissioned to keep citizens safe 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The duties of police carry a great deal of risk, but many people pursue a career as a police officer because they feel a moral calling to protect and serve others. If you’re interested in a career as a police officer, it is critical that you understand the demanding responsibilities involved in this challenging but fulfilling job.

As an Investigative Journalist who narrates and write news stories and information through interview, investigation and observation, who via our noble profession as the fourth estate of the realm , having met and interviewed highly placed individuals in the society at the cause of our primary assignment, I can vividly tell you that DIG Bala Ciroma is an exceptional human being , a quintessential personality per excellent, his character is a light which shines and distinguishes him from the rest of his colleagues , a detribalized humble and humane senior police officer with a great different , DIG Bala Ciroma doesn’t want to know your tribe, Religion, ethnicity or background while attending to you as he treats all whom he comes across with equality and love.

Despite DIG Bala Ciroma’s Social stratification as a highly placed and respected Senior police officer and the number two man, next to the Inspector General Of Police, he picks all his calls and responds to all his messages , a culture many people who have come across him knows him with, unlike others who , on attaining to certain higher positions in life, they cut themselves off from the people, DIG Ciroma is an opposite of such characters , a humility personified individual who understand earlier, that one of the requirements for efficient policing is that you must be closer to the people.

The primary duty of a police officer is to protect people and property and you can’t be far from me and claim that you are protecting me, you must be disposed at all time to pay attentions to the people you are protecting for onward informations that could aide your job and makes it easy for you to thrive.

Some people may ask, who is this much talked about DIG Bala Ciroma?

DIG Bala Ciroma is the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Finance & Administration. He was born on 16th January 1966 and hails from Yobe state. He graduated from University of Maiduguri, where he obtained bachelor’s degree in Geography before he got enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1990. He also holds a Post graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from the Hong Kong University. He is a member Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE).

He has attended many courses in the course of his service in the Nigeria Police Force.

He started his early public service career in “B” Divisional Police Headquarters, Niger State. He was redeployed as both the Divisional Traffic Officer, Officer in-charge of Homicide Section, CIID Niger Command. He got redeployed to Force Criminal Investigation & Intelligence Department Ikoyi, where he served as an Investigator. He served in Ibadan, Oyo state as both the 2i/c Operations Department and Divisional Police Officer Iya Ganku Division all in Oyo state.

In 2004, he was posted to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) as Head of Operations, and in 2009 as an Assistant Commissioner of Police in CIID, before his deployment to Welfare Section as ACP. His duty took him to Kano State after ACP in CIID, before redeployment to IGP Monitoring Unit. In 2013, shortly as his promotion to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police, he was redeployed to FCT Command as DCP Operations Department, and back to Force Headquarters as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Welfare, and later to DCP CIID in the same FCT Command. In 2018, he was promoted to Commissioner of Police and redeployed to Administration section of the Information Communication Technology Department. He got redeployed as the Commissioner of Police in-charge of the Department of Finance & Administration, Force headquarters, Abuja. His promotion to an Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police saw him becoming the AIG Zone 7, Abuja and AIG Department of Operations in Force Headquarters.

Prior to his promotion and deployment as DIG Department of Finance & Administration, Force Headquarters, Abuja, he briefly served as the DIG Training & Development, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Amb Prince Sixtus Opara (Publisher / Media Consultant, Public Affairs Analyst, Defence Correspondence, The CEO SIXT-MEDIA LANE CONSULT LIMITED, an Investigative Journalist, the publishers of online News blog.) One of the leading online Newsblog (+2348036562634 +2349077706166) writes from Abuja , Federal Capital Territory

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