By Ehi Ekhator, Naija Center News
President Goodluck Jonathan has announced the assistant IGP, Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector General of Police, IGP, after two DIGs and three AIGs were screened for the position.
Abba is to replace the former IGP, Mohammed Abubakar who his tenure expired today (Thursday) after spending 35 years in service.
There were indications that Abubabar moved to extend his service but was turned down by the Presidenct for an unknown reason. He was appointed the 16th indigenous IGP in January 2012 to replace Abubakar Ringim.
Before his appointment, Abba was the AIG zone 7, include Commissioner of Police in charge of Rivers State. He has also occupied the Deputy Force Sec position, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Assistant Comissioner of Police in charge of State CID, FCT Police Command.
Stakeholders recommended the appointment of the Assistant Inspector General of police who is now the new IGP.
He has worked in Abuja for the past two years and is also an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.