- IGP Usman Alkali Baba has fully resumed office as the new police boss
- The removal of the former IGP, Mohammed Adamu, came as a surprise to many Nigerian
- Adamu had about one month left of his extended tenure when he relieved of his duties
The outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has handed over to the new acting IGP, Usman Alkali Baba.
The Nation newspaper also reported that Adamu handed over after Baba was decorated with his new rank.
Among those present at the event were the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, former IGP, Mohammed Adamu, the minister of police affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, and a presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, The Nation reported.
Other attendees included Osinbajo's media aide, Laolu Akande, the permanent secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar, and the permanent Secretary of the ministry of police affairs, Temitope Fashedemi.
Baba’s appointment was announced by the minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, when he addressed journalists at the presidential villa.
He said that the appointment was with immediate effect.
When asked about why the president did not allow the outgoing IGP to complete his extended tenure, the minister said it is the prerogative of President Buhari to decide on when to make an appointment.
The new police boss is resuming office amid the growing insecurity across the country and the attacks on police formations in the southeast.
The acting IGP replaced Mohammed Adamu whose tenure ended in February but had his tenure extended by Buhari for three months.