Assistant Inspector General of Police, Amba Asuquo, a native of Urue Offong/Oruko in Akwa Ibom state, was born on March 31, 1961. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Literary Studies from the University of Lagos in 1984. AIG Amba was enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet ASP in 1986. In the course of duty, he has served in all six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, ranging from the FCT, Sokoto, Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Enugu, Imo, Kebbi, Edo, Bayelsa, Ekiti etc. He served as the First Staff Officer Junior in the present State Police Headquarters, Uyo. He served as the Divisional Police Officer, Eket. Other notable command positions he has held include the Training Department of the Force Headquarters, Abuja, as an Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and as a full Commissioner of Police. Deployed as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anti Bomb Unit; he as well held command postings as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, as Commissioner of Police in the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa and Ekiti States before his promotion and redeployment as the pioneer AIG, Force Criminal Investigation Unit (FCID) for the North East Zone, headquartered in Gombe State.
An avid learner, AIG Amba Asuquo has attended every required/promotional course of the Nigerian Police Force, including international courses in Israel, Italy, Chad, Poland and the USA. He served as a member of the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in East Timor and Liberia. He is equally a distinguished member of the International Association of Chief of Policing (IACP) and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club.
Akwa Ibom Celebrates an outstanding officer and recipient of numerous awards including the ‘Outstanding Personality’ award bestowed by Aare Afe Babalola, founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti.