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Who is Usman Baba, the acting IGP?

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba Akali

President Muhammadu Buhari today fired Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police and subsequently approved the appointment of Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police with immediate effect.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.

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 his sack may not be unconnected with the recent attack of police headquarters in Imo State.

The Acting IGP was born on 1st March 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State. He enlisted in the Nigeria 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) in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985.

He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) obtained from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997.

In his curriculum vitae, he said that his 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.”

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