The new acting Inspector-General Muhammed Adamu has appointed six new deputy inspectors-general of police (DIGs).
This is coming barely 24 hours after IGP Adamu retired seven DIGs who served with former IG Ibrahim Idris. The retired DIGs were Adamu’s senior, they were all higher than him in ranks as an AIG before his appointment as IG by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Premium Times, the new DIGs who were elevated from assistant inspectors-general are Usman Tilli Abubakar, who joined the police from Kebbi State in February 1986; Abdulmaji Ali, who joined the police from Niger State in February 1986; Taiwo Frederick Lakanu, who joined the police from Lagos State in February 1986 and Godwin Nwobodo, who joined the police from Enugu State in 1984.
The remaining two new DIGs who were elevated from the rank of police commissioners are: Ogbizi Michael, former Abia State police commissioner, and Ibrahim Lamorde, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who hails from Adamawa State.
Consequently, IGP Adamu has sent their names to the Police Service Commission(PSC) for consideration and approval.