The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved special promotion of the 45 police officers who captured Chukwudumuje Onuoamadike, kidnapped kingpin better known as Evans, and 21 member of his gang.
Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, announced this in a statement on Thursday.
He said the decision was taken at the 27th plenary meeting of the PSC presided over by Mike Okiro, chairman of the commission.
Ani added that the commission also approved the appointment of another 13 officers who played major roles in the arrest.
The officers are of the intelligence response team, (IRT), special tactical squad (STS) and technical intelligence unit under the direct supervision and coordination of the inspector general of police (IGP) monitoring unit at the force headquarters Abuja.
Ikechukwu said the promotion and acting appointments were also necessitated by the need to match rank with schedules of duty either being performed or to be performed by the officers, and for their acts of gallantry and courage exhibited in the course of duty.