Yesterday June 20, 2016, President Mohammadu Buhari hosted the outgoing Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase to a dinner at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa where he presented him with a gift and thanked him for a job well done. The outgoing Police boss was appointed by President Buhari predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan in April 2015 and attained the compulsory retirement age of sixty today June 21, 2016, after serving for 35 years.
In a latest development, the President appointed Mr Ibrahim Kpotum Idris as the new acting Inspector General of Police. Before his appointment, Mr Idris was an Assistant Inspector General (AIG).
He holds two degrees in Law and Agriculture from Ahmadu Bellu University and University of Maiduguri. He has attended several courses and training in Nigeria and abroad and participated in Peace Keeping Missions.
He was once Nassarawa State Commissioner of Police.
Meanwhile,according to Vanguard six Deputy Inspector General are expector to retire with Mr Solomon Arase. It was reported that since Mr Idris is junior to them in rank, it was normal for them to retire. They include, Dan-Azumi Job Doma, DIG in charge Finance and Administration (A) department, DIG Sotonye Wakama, DIG in charge Operations (B) department, DIG Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe, DIG in charge Logistics and Supplies (C) department.
Others are DIG Kakwa Christopher Katso, DIG in charge Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), DIG Cynthia Amaju Onu, DIG in charge ICT, DIG Jubril Olawale Adeniji, DIG Research and Planning.
There are other ten Assistant Inspectors General (AIGs) of police under the former dispensation were seniors of the new IGP. They include former AIG zone 2 Lagos, Ibrahim Manko, AIG in charge Force Secretary, AIG Patrick Dokumor, AIG in charge Zone 7, Abuja, AIG Balla Nasarawa, AIG Tambari Mohammed, AIG Bala Hassan, AIG in charge Zone 2, Lagos, AIG Yahaya Ardo, AIG Musa Daura, AIG Baba Adisa Bolanta, AIG Usman Gwary and AIG Tunde Ogunsakin.
The fate of the AIGs will however be decided by the Federal Government. Some of them will be appointed as DIG’s while others may be asked to continue or resign.
The new IGP according to Naij.com has met with the President in Aso Rock.