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10 things to note about acting IGP Usman Alkali


JUST IN: Buhari names Usman Alkali Baba Acting IGP

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, was on Tuesday announced as the acting Inspector-General of Police by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Until his new appointment, the Yobe born Police chief has held several strategic positions in the past.

Here are few things to know about the acting IGP:

1. Usman Alkali was born on 1st March 1963.

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2. He hails from Geidam in Yobe State and has had meritorious years in the force.

3. He has also served in various capacities such as DIG Force CID and was also the Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

4. He has served in various commands including Kaduna as the Deputy Commissioner, Administration.

5. Usman was in FCT as the Deputy Commissioner, Investigation.

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6. He was also in the staff college as a directing staff.

7. The police boss was in Ilorin as an Area Commander. He was the second-in-command in Ebonyi, He was also an Assistant Commissioner, CID in Kaduna and before then was DPO (Divisional Police Officer) in various places like Yola, Gombe, Kaduna, and Jos.

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8. He holds a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Degree from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State 1997 and a BA (Ed) Political Science from Bayero University, Kano State as well as Professional Courses/Workshop Institution.

9. Alkali was a member of Course 22/2014 2014, National Defence College (NDC)

10. He is a member of the International Association of Police and also a fellow of the International War College.