Buhari sacks Adamu, appoints Usman Alkali as acting IGP

Buhari appoints Baba Usman Alkali, Acting IGP

Baba Usman Alkali, Acting IGP


President Muhammadu Buhari, far away in London on medical check-up, has sacked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.

The president appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Usman Baba as acting Inspector General of Police.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, confirmed the development when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.

He said that the appointment was with immediate effect.

Buhari had on February 4, 2021, extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police for three months.

Adamu spent two months and three days during the extended period.

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