Usman Baba, the new IGP with the same old battles

The Presidency has announced the appointment of a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police with immediate effect. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.

Baba is taking over from Mohammed Adamu, whose tenure was extended for three months on February 4. Usman Baba Alkali will face a renewed onslaught from IPOB on security personnel and the perennial problem of banditry, kidnapping and killer herdsmen. The new Acting Police IG will also have to prevail against secession agitations in some parts of the country.

Usman Alkali Baba
Usman Alkali Baba

Former IGP, Adamu was on Tuesday sacked as the Inspector-General of Police shortly after visiting the Imo Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Service which was burnt on Monday.

Recall that Dingyadi had on Febrùary 4 announced the extension of Adamu’s tenure for three months but has now been terminated.

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba

Born on March 1, 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State, the acting IGP enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on March 15, 1988 and was the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters until his new appointment.

He obtained a degree in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985 and also obtained a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) obtained from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997.

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