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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Why IGP Adamu Was Relieved Of His Job

.                              • Adamu


Jane Okafor, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu of his position.

President Buhari immediately replaced him with  DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi who disclosed this on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,  said  the appointment takes immediate effect.

Nigerians had expected that when the military service  chiefs were relieved of their positions months back, IGP Adamu should have been asked to go home along with them given the expiration of his statutory service year but Buhari elected to retain him, extending his tenure by three months.

But two months and few days into the extension, the President asked him to go home.

Unofficial source said the Buhari probably changed his mind about Adamu following the increasing spare of attacks on both security agencies and infrastructure in Southeast by gunmen without decisive steps taken to stem the tide or identify and arrest the perpetrators.

The latest of such attacks being the assault on Imo State Police Headquarters, burning of vehicles within the premises, invasion of Correctional Centre in Owerri and release of over 1,844 inmates by gunmen.

Between February and March this year, gunmen have launched four separate attacks on Obowo, Abo Mbaise, Ihitte/ Uboma and Isiala Mbano Divisional Police Headquarters, razing them down,  killings three cops and injuring others in the process under IGP Adamu's watch.

However, another source told The Daily Crucible that since a replacement has been found, there was no further need to keep IGP Adamu  on the job or wait for the three months extension to expire, having already met the retirement requirements.
        •Alkali (left) at Police Affairs Min

Meanwhile, the newly appointed Ag. IGP, Alkali Baba Usman has visited the Ministry of Police Affairs, today shortly after his appointment, to strengthen existing relationship for proactive policing in Nigeria.

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