The outgoing Inspector general of police, IGP Adamu Muhammad, had his tenure extended by three months on the orders of president Muhammad Buhari, on the 4th February, 2021 amidst widespread speculations and criticism. However, after having spent a little above two months, DIG Usman Alkali Baba has been appointed as his replacement.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi in a statement release. According to him, “Baba’s appointment was carefully made, after the president considered issues of professionalism, competence, and numerous years of service. The president urges DIG Usman Alkali Baba to, among other things, ensure that policing reform policies are fully prioritized to engender peace across the country.”

  The newly appointed acting inspector general of police is an indigene of Yobe state, born on the 1st March, 1963. He graduated from the Bayero Usman University, Kano in 1985, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and got his Masters degree in public administration, from the University of Maiduguri, Borno state in 1997.

By Abdulbaasit Saliyu