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IGP Mohammed Adamu Appoints New DIGs



IGP Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has appointed six new deputy inspectors-general of police, Naija News understands.

The appointment comes up hours after the compulsory retirement of all Deputy Inspector-Generals of police to pave way for the constitution of a new management team.

The new DIGs who were elevated from the Assistant Inspectors-General position are Usman Tilli Abubakar, who joined the police from Kebbi State in February 1976; Abdulmaji Ali, who joined the police from Niger State in February 1986; Taiwo Frederick Lakanu, who joined the police from Lagos State in February 1986 and Godwin Nwobodo, who joined the police from Enugu State in 1984.

The remaining two new DIGs who were elevated from the rank of police commissioners are Ogbizi Michael, former Abia State police commissioner, and Michael Lamorde, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who hails from Adamawa State.

Mr Lakanu was the Force Secretary until his appointment.

The new DIGs were named on Monday morning, police sources said.

Their respective portfolios are expected to be announced later on Monday by the Police Service Commission.

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