President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed Usman Alkali Baba as the acting Inspector-General of Police.
Baba replaced Mohammed Adamu whose tenure was extended by three months in February.
Until his appointment, Baba was a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters
Here are some things you should know about the new Police Boss.
*Alkali Baba was born in Giedam, Yobe State on 1st of March 1963
*He bagged a BA (ED) in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano, in 1985
*He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from University of Maiduguri, in 1997
*He’s a fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
*The Yobe born Police Officer has held several strategic positions in the past including: Acting DIG, Finance and Administration, Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi, Zone-7 Abuja, Commissioner of Police FCT and Delta Commands.
*He has also held the position of the Force Secretary
Service Commendations and Awards
*The new Police Boss has been recognised for many feats in the line of duty and one of such was the award for the Best Anti-Crime Security Chief in 2016 while serving as the Commissioner of Police in Delta State.
*The award, given by Security Watch Africa was in recognition of his ”motivational leadership demonstrated and novel/effective anti-crime. Strategies emplaced towards restoring public confidence and addressing the challenge of high-level organised crimes as Commissioner of Police in Delta State.”
*In 2015, Baba also received the Inspector-General of Police’s Letter Of Commendation (for initiatives, exceptional, leadership, Problem-solving competency, and Landmark Operational Strides as Commissioner of Police in Delta State.
-*He had also won award for Humanitarian Work, Religious Harmony Initiatives as well as the Commissioner of Police Commendation for diligence and excellence in administrative and operational duties.