Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba and appointed Solomon Arase.
The appointment was with immediate effect.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati in a statement said: “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.
“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”, he noted.
Abba was the 17th indigenous Inspector General of Police appointed and the move is due to the statutory retirement of after 35 years in service.
He was appointed Inspector-General of Police on August 1 and his appointment was also immediate.