Mohammed Adamu was relieved of his job as Inspector-Normal of Police on a dramatic word on Tuesday.
He was in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on project when his removing was introduced on the State Home in Abuja. His retirement was “with fast impact.”
On Easter Monday, gunmen, who the previous IG described as members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), attacked the Imo State Police Command headquarters near the Authorities Home and the Correctional Service, looting the armoury, burning 38 autos and setting free 1,844 inmates.
It was the peak of assaults on police station, and killing of policemen within the area.
The ex-IG was resulting from retire on February 1, however President Muhammadu Buhari lengthen his tenure by three months – to finish on Might 1.
There was outcry over the motion. However, since then, the police, its belongings and males have come below relentless assault. The ex-IG was helpless.
Sources stated the embarrassing state of affairs may need been answerable for the choice to ask him to go earlier than his new finish of tenure.
Police Affairs Minister Muhammadu Dingyadi named Deputy Inspector Normal (DIG) Usman Baba as performing Inspector-Normal.
The minister stated: “After an intensive test of a shortlist of suitably certified cops from the rank of DIGs and AIGs, who’re eligible cops, eligible for appointment as IGP, according to Part 7, subsection 2 of the Nigeria Police Act (2020), and having regards to seniority, professionalism, report of service, and competence, Mr. President has accredited the appointment of an performing IGP, within the individual of Usman Alkali Baba, with fast impact.
“These adjustments are according to the willpower of Mr. President to rejig the safety structure of the nation, to make sure that the safety challenges bedeviling the nation are dropped at an finish.
“Mr. President has due to this fact charged the brand new appointee to rise to the problem to make sure policing reform coverage of this administration is totally prioritised and applied to allow the police carry out most successfully for the peace and safety of lives and property of all Nigerians.
“Mr. President thanks the outgoing IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, for his professionalism and dedication to obligation throughout the interval of his tenure. He wished him all the perfect in his future endeavour.”
Requested why the President didn’t enable Adamu to final the three months of extension, Dingyadi stated: “Mr. President is conscious of this and you can not take away that accountability from him; he’s the one who’s answerable for appointing or extending tenures.
“He has now determined to nominate a brand new individual. So, please enable him that accountability, and we can’t do something about it.”
Baba was born in 1963. He joined the Police in March 1988.
He has a Masters in Public Administration from College of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno State and BA (ED) Political Science from Bayero College, Kano (BUK) in Kano State.
The Yobe State-born Police boss will retire on March 1, 2023.
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni thanked President Buhari for locating Alkali worthy of the appointment as IGP. He additionally congratulated the brand new police boss.