President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police.
He immediately replaces Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday.
The president had on the 4th of February, extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police for three months out of which the erstwhile police boss spent two months and three days.
Meanwhile, the outgone Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has on Tuesday ordered police officers to go after members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Adamu directed his boys to be “ruthless against members of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).”
He gave the directive during his visit to the burnt Imo Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Service.
The former IGP also charged his men to use their weapons against the IPOB members and “crush them to the last man.”