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BREAKING: Buhari Picks Usman Alkali Baba as Acting IGP

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

A Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Mr Usman Alkali Baba, has been appointed as the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

One of the social media aides to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Bashir Ahmad, confirmed this development in a post on his verified Twitter page on Tuesday.

Mr Ahmad disclosed that the appointment of Mr Baba was with immediate effect and this puts an end to the reign of Mr Abubakar Adamu, whose tenure was extended by the President for three months a few months ago.

The post by Mr Ahmad disclosed that the appointment of Mr Baba was announced in Abuja by the Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Maigari Dingyadi, on the authority of Mr Buhari, who travelled to London for medical attention last week.

“President @MBuhari has appointed DIG Usman Alkali Baba as the new acting inspector-general of police, with immediate effect, Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi discloses the President’s directive this afternoon, in Abuja,” the post, seen by Business Post, read.

About Alkali Baba Usman

Alkali Baba Usman was born in 1963 and joined the Nigeria Police in March 1988. He attended all courses mandatory at various ranks and also took extra courses like investigation, insurgency and counter-terrorism and traffic management.

The alumnus of Bayero University, Kano and the University of Maiduguri is a member of the International Association of Police and a Fellow of the International War College.

He was in Kaduna as the Deputy Commissioner, Administration and in Abuja as the Deputy Commissioner, Investigation. He was also in Ilorin as an Area Commander at a point and second-in-command in Ebonyi.

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