President Muhammadu Buhari receives the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba at Aso Villa in Abuja.
President Buhari through the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, had on Tuesday, April 6, appointed Baba to succeed Mohammed Adamu.
The President was in London for a routine medical check-up when the appointment was declared.
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Usman Alkali Baba was born 1 March, 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State. He is the current acting Inspector-General of Police.
In 1980, Baba received a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State. He studied political science at Bayero University Kano and graduated in 1985. He obtained his master’s degree from the University of Maiduguri UNIMAID, in Public Administration in 1997. He was a member of course 22/2014 at National Defence College.
Baba enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on 15 March 1988 and later became an assistant superintendent of police, before attaining the promotion of commissioner of police on 27 January 2013.
In 2014, he was posted to Delta State as the commissioner of police. He served as DIG Force CID, force secretary at the force headquarters, Abuja, Nigeria. He served in FCT as the deputy commissioner, investigation and in the staff college as a directing staff.
He has also served in Kaduna as the deputy commissioner, administration and assistant commissioner, CID. He served in Ilorin as an area commander. At Ebonyi State, he was the second-in-command. He has served in Kaduna, Yola, Jos and Gombe State as divisional police officer, DPO.
Baba was a former assistant inspector-general of police Zone 5, in-charge of Edo State, Delta State and Bayelsa State. He is a fellow of the International War College and a member of the International Association of Police.
Baba is married and blessed with kids.
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