President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday announced DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
The Yobe born Police chief has held several strategic positions in the past.
Here are few things to know about the acting IGP:
- Usman Alkali was born on 1st March, 1963.
- He hails from Geidam in Yobe State and has had meritorious years in the force.
- He has also served in various capacities such as DIG Force CID and was also the Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
- He has served in various commands including Kaduna as the Deputy Commissioner, Administration; He was in FCT as the Deputy Commissioner, Investigation and was also in the staff college as a directing staff.
- 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 DPO (Divisional Police Officer) in various places like Yola, Gombe, Kaduna, and Jos.
- He holds 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.
- Alkali was a member of Course 22/2014 2014, National Defence College (NDC)
- He is a member of the International Association of Police and also a fellow of the International War College.