On April 6, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba as the new Acting Inspector General of Police. He was to take over from for Inspector General of Police, Adamu Adamu with Immediate effect. According to the Minister of Police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, his appointment is to take effect. It should be noted that former IG, Adamu Adamu was on official duty when the announcement was made. These are the things you should know about the new Acting Inspector General of Police:
1. He is a Northerner
The acting IG was born in a Gaidam, a town in Yobe State, North East of Nigeria. He was born in 1963 and join Nigeri Police Force in 1988.
2. He Attended Teachers College
The new acting Inspector general of Police was trained as a teacher. He attended Teachers College, Potiskum, in Yobe State and obtained Grade two certificate from the same college.
3. He is an alumnus of University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
The acting Inspector General of Police obtained Master in Public Administration from University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997. A University that is located at the same geopolitical zone of his state of origin.
4. He is an Alumnus of Bayero University, Kano
He obtained a bachelor's degree in Political science from Bayero University. He obtained this in 1985.
5. He is the ninth Inspector General of Police of Northern Extraction.
He is the number nine in the ranking of Inspector general of Police that came from the Northern Side of the country and one of the few to take over from another northerner.
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