IGP Adamu fires all DIGs, his seniors in the police

Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Inspector General of Police

Inspector-General Muhammed Adamu has compulsorily retired seven deputy inspectors-general of police and others who are his seniors in the police.

According to Premium Times, those who were shown the way out include:

  • Maigari Dikko, the DIG in charge of finance and administration
  • Habila Joshak, the DIG in charge of operations.
  • DIG Emmanuel Inyang, information and communications technology
  • DIG Agboola Oshodi-Glover, logistics and supply;
  • DIG Mohammed Katsina, research and planning;
  • DIG Sani Mohammed, training and development
  • DIG Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah, federal criminal investigation and intelligence.

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At this time of this report police authority is yet to make formal announcement, but it’s learnt that force spokesperson, Frank Mba, will address the press probably on Monday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The seven officers were amongst 15 senior officers we reported on this medium that were likely to be retired.

The seven DIGs and eight assistant inspectors-general were identified as having joined the police before Mr Adamu, who was appointed on January 15 after the former IG Ibrahim Idris was retired as he attained 60 years.

The norm is that senior police officers must be retired when an officer junior to them in service or lower in rank is appointed to lead the institution.

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When Mr Idris was appointed IG in 2016, more than 20 DIGs and AIGs were compelled to retire from service to enable him constitute his management team.

Adamu assumed office January 15, when former IGP Idris retired from service.

We will keep you updated.

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