Buhari Shatters DIGs Hopes, Appoints Muhammed

The appointment of Adamu Mohammed as the Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police by President Muhammadu Buhari may have suddenly ended the career of all the current Deputy Inspector Generals of Police, DIGs.

By tradition the DIGs are expected to retire immediately their junior in the Force is appointed in their stead. Usman is an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG.

Usman replaced the current IGP Ibrahim Idris as Nigeria’s top cop after the latter’s tenure ended on Tuesday having clocked 60 years, the mandatory age for any public officers in Nigeria to retire from service.

Some DIGs that will be affected in the shakeup are Musa Muhammed, Mohammed Usman, Peace Ibekwe and Joshak Habila, Maigari Abbati Dikko, H. Dagala and others.

Mohammed served as the commissioner of Police, Enugu state before he was promoted AIG Zone 5, Benin, Edo state.

He was also at a time a Director of Peace Keeping Operations before he was transferred to the National Institute of Police and Strategic Study, Kuru, Jos, Plateau state as a directing staff member.

The new AIG, according to the presidency will be serving in acting capacity. He was born on November 9, 1961. He holds a bachelor degree in Geography. He enlisted in the Nigerian Police in 1986.

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