Jonathan appoints AIG Suleiman Abba as new Inspector General of Police

We now have a new Inspector General of Police (pictured in the middle, flanked by Pres. Jonathan and outgoing IG of police, Mohammed Abubakar). Find the State House press release below…

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector-General of Police.

AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar who proceeds on statutory retirement today having completed 35 years in service. 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.

Reuben Abati


Special Adviser to the President


(Media & Publicity)

July 31, 2014


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