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Buhari appoints acting Inspector General of Police

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).

This was announced to correspondents by the Minister of Police Affair, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

He replaces Mohammed Adamu whose expired tenure was extended recently.

Alkali Baba Usman was born in 1963.

An alumnus of Bayero University, Kano and the University of Maiduguri, he is married with children.

Usman joined the Nigerian Police in March 1988 and rose from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police to the rank of Commissioner on January 27.

He attended all courses mandatory at various ranks and also took extra courses like investigation, insurgency and counter- terrorism and traffic management.

A member of the International Association of Police, he is also a Fellow of the International War College.

He was in Kaduna as the Deputy Commissioner, Administration and in Abuja as the Deputy Commissioner, Investigation. Usman was in Ilorin as an Area Commander at a point and second-in-command in Ebonyi.

He later became an Assistant Commissioner (CID) in Kaduna.

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