Ohanaeze kicks as Buhari appoints Usman Alkali Baba as Acting IGP


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Deputy Inspector-General, DIG, Usman Alkali Baba, as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP.

The announcement came on a day his immediate predecessor, Mohammed Adamu, was in Owerri, Imo State, to assess the extent of damage done by the gunmen who attacked Owerri Prisons and Imo State police command headquarters, freeing inmates and razing vehicles in the command premises.

But the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, in a swift reaction, condemned the appointment.

Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja yesterday, said the appointment was with immediate effect.

He said that the issues of professionalism, competence and years of service were considered before the appointment. Recall that President Buhari had on February 4, extended the tenure of IGP Mohammed Adamu for three months but Adamu has spent just two months and three days of the extension.