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Suleiman Abba becomes new IG of Police for Nigeria

02/08/2014 09:19

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, July 31, named Suleiman Abba, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, as the acting Inspector-General of Police.

Abba, who until his appointment was the AIG in charge of Zone 7, takes over from Muhammed Abubakar, who proceeded on statutory retirement on Thursday.

Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed the new appointment and said Abba’s appointment took effect from Friday, August 1.

The statement read, “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the acting Inspector-General of Police.

“AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, who proceeds on statutory retirement today having completed 35 years in service.

“The incoming Inspector-General, a lawyer, hails from Jigawa State and is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.

“Positions previously held by him in the Police include Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command; Deputy Force Secretary, and Commissioner of Police, Rivers State.

“His appointment is with effect from Friday, August 1, 2014.”

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