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AIG Abba Tipped As Likely Successor To Outgoing Police Boss MD Abubakar

Nigeria's police boss, MD Abubakar

As the 35 years statutory years of the present Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Abubakar lapses, the Police high hierarchy and President Goodluck Jonathan have made up their mind on the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 7 Mr. Suleiman Abba as the successor to the outgoing Police Boss.

Nigeria’s police boss, MD Abubakar

Nigeria’s police boss, MD Abubakar

Lead to this emerged yesterday in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, after the president and the Police council comprising the 36 state governors as well as the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro (IGP, rtd) have resolved on appointing AIG Abba as the new IGP.

The incumbent Abubakar retires Thursday after the mandatory 35 years in service.

African Examiner Correspondent in Abuja reported that five senior officers including Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police from South-South, DIG from North West, and three AIG’s, from North West, South –South and North Central zones were considered for the position.

After a dragged debate over the choice of which political of the zone should the new IGP come from and alleged concentration of the appointment on a particular one, Abba was eventually favored on account of certain factors.

The incoming IGP who is likely to be announced today by President Jonathan had served in various capacities including the Commissioner of Police in charge of Rivers State, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of State CID, FCT Police Command. He has also served as ADC to Mrs. Maryam Abacha during her husband’s General Sani Abacha, as Head of State.

President Jonathan source to revealed AE was more comfortable with the AIG Abba’s choice, as he had recorded about two years good working relationship with him in Abuja.


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