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Jonathan sacks IGP Suleiman Abba, appoints DIG Solomon Arase

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By Abiodun Alade

President Jonathan has sacked the Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba. He has also  appointed DIG Solomon Arase as Acting IGP with immediate effect, according to a tweet by Dr. Reuben Abati, the spokesperson of the president.


Nigerian police chief Suleiman Abba
Suleiman Abba

IGP Suleiman Abba, NPM, NPOM, mni was the 17th Indigenous Inspector-General of Police  and was appointed by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR. He formally took over on August 1, 2014 formally from former Police boss, IGP MD Abubakar (Rtd) who had successfully piloted the affairs of the Force from 25th January, 2012 when he was appointed to July 31, 2014, having completed 35 years of service.

Abba Suleiman hails from Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State holds degrees in History and Law and has attended several management and security courses within and outside Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.

He is known for his vast experience in criminal investigation, intelligence-led policing and crime-fighting operations.

The statement by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)read thus

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba of his appointment and duties with immediate effect.

President Jonathan has also appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase as Acting Inspector-General of Police, also with immediate effect.

Mr Solomon Arase Acting IGP
Mr Solomon Arase Acting IGP

Until his appointment as Mr. Abba’s replacement, Mr. Arase was the Head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department.

Mr. Arase holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Law, as well as Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Political Science and Strategic Studies.

He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Defence College.

Reuben Abati Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) April 21, 2015;

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