Jonathan Appoints Suleiman Abba As New IGP

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday named the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7, Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Abba replaces incumbent IGP, Mohammed Abubakar who retired from service on Thursday after attaining the mandatory 35 years in service.

A statement issued by the Presidency on Thursday read that, “The incoming Inspector-General, a lawyer, hails from Jigawa State and is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.

“Positions previously held by him in the Police include Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command, Deputy Force Secretary and Commissioner of Police, Rivers State.

His appointment is with effect from Friday, August 1, 2014.”

Abba was amongst the five senior officers – two DIGs from the South-South and North West, and three AIGs from North West, South-South and North Central respectively-considered for the office.

He is said to have served as the ADC to Maryam Abacha, wife of late military ruler, General Sani Abacha.

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