President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Usman Alkali Baba, as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).
The new appointment which is in acting capacity was announced on Tuesday by the Minister of Police Affair, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Alkali Baba takes over from Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, whose tenure was extended in January.
Security Watch Africa gathered that the new acting IGP, devoted family man, holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA), and a Bachelor of Art (ED) in Political Science.
He is also a fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and has attended several professional courses/workshops.
The Yobe born Officer has held several strategic positions in the past, and they are: Assistant Inspector-General in-charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi, Zone-7 Abuja, Commissioner of Police Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Delta Commands amongst others.
He also held the position of the Ag. DIG in-charge Finance and Administration, and was the Force Secretary.