Nigeria: Jonathan Appoints New Inspector-General of Police


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector-General of Police to replace the outgoing IGP Mohammed Abubakar upon his statutory retirement after 35 years in service.

Abba’s appointment is with effect from Friday, August 1, 2014.

AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states is a lawyer and 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.

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