8 things to know about new IGP Usman Alkali Baba




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Usman Alkali Baba

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday announced DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).

According the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, the takes immediate effect.

The Yobe born Police chief has held several strategic positions in the past.

Here are few things know about the acting IGP:

  1. Usman Alkali born on 1st March, 1963.
  2. He hails from Geidam in Yobe State and has had meritorious years in the .
  3. He has also served in various capacities such as DIG CID and also the Secretary at the Headquarters, Abuja.
  4. He has served in various commands including Kaduna as the Deputy Commissioner, Administration; He in FCT as the Deputy Commissioner, Investigation and also in the staff college as a directing staff.

  1. He was in Ilorin as an Area Commander. He was the second-in-command in Ebonyi, He was also an Assistant Commissioner, CID in Kaduna and before then was (Divisional Police ) in various places like Yola, , Kaduna, and Jos.
  2. He a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Degree from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State 1997 and a BA (ED) Political Science from Bayero University, Kano State as well as Professional Courses/Workshop Institution.
  3. Alkali was a member of Course 22/2014 2014, National Defence College (NDC)
  4. He is a member of the International of Police and also a fellow of the International War College.

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