President Jonathan sacks IGP Suleiman Abba, appoints DIG
Solomon Arase as Acting IGP with immediate effect,
according to a tweet by Dr. Reuben Abati, the spokesperson
of the president.
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
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.