President Muhammadu Buhari has named a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali as the new Acting Inspector General of Police.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Alkali Baba Usman

The President said Baba should replace Mohammed Adamu with immediate effect.

Here are a few things to know about the new police boss:

1. He was born on March 1, 1963 (currently 58 years old), in Geidam, Yobe state.

2. Baba holds a teacher’s grade II certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe.

3. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bayero University, Kano.

4. He also has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.

5. Baba was enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on March 15, 1988.

6. He’s a fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police

7. Before his appointment as acting IGP, he was the DIG in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID).

8. He’s a fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police

9. He has held several strategic positions in the past including: Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi, Zone-7 Abuja, Commissioner of Police FCT and Delta Commands.

10. He has also held the position of the Force Secretary.

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