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New IGP: Jonathan, Police council settle for Suleiman Abba

Indications emerged, yesterday, in Abuja, that President Goodluck Jonathan and the Police council made up of the 36 state governors and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Mbama Okiro (IGP, rtd) have settled for the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7, Mr. Suleiman Abba as the next Inspector General of Police when incumbent, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar retires tomorrow after attaining the mandatory 35 years in service.

The incumbent IGP Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, whose tenure expires tomorrow, July 31, 2014, was appointed the 16th indigenous IGP in January 2012.

Vanguard was further informed that President Jonathan feels comfortable with the AIG zone 7, having worked with him in Abuja for almost two years now. Abba is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPPS, Kuru.

The new IG will be announced today after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided by President Jonathan.

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