Buhari Retires IGP Adamu, Appoints Baba as Acting IGP



Acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba


By Our Reporter

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday relieved the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu of his job and appointed DIG Usman Alkali Baba as the new Acting Inspector General of Police.

Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi disclosed the President’s directive to State House Correspondents this afternoon in Abuja

It will be recalled that the president on February 4, 2021 extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for three months. Out of the three months, Adamu spent two months and three days of the extension.

The news of his retirement may have come to him as a surprise as Adamu was in Imo State to assess damages done in Monday’s attack on police command and correctional Centre

The New IGP’s Policing Vision is to enhance police primacy in Nigeria through the provision of a motivational and credible leadership driven by professional knowledge, ethics, emotional intelligence tools, and strategic planning and operational models that are directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations, facilities and standards within the framework of citizens, consent, trust, and rule of law.

The new acting IGP was born on March 1, 1963 on Gaidam, Yobe State,  the Acting IGP enlisted in the Nigeri Police on 15th March, 1988.

He was until his appointment a 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 BA (ED) Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985.

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



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