Breaking: Buhari sacks Adamu as IG, appoints replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the immediate sack of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and has appointed a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in replacement as the acting Inspector-General of Police.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, announced to State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday that Baba is taking over from Mohammed Adamu, whose tenure Buhari extended for three months on February 4.

He has only spent about two months out of the three-month extension and would have expired on May 3.

Adamu’s sack was a likely backlash of the Imo Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Service that were burnt on Monday.

Born on March 1, 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State, the acting IGP enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on March 15, 1988.

He was, until his new appointment, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters.

He holds a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State in 1980.

He obtained a degree in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985.

The Acting IGP also has a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) obtained from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997.

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