The seven police chiefs’ departure was in furtherance of the convention that recommends the retirement of senior police chiefs when an officer junior to them in service or lower in rank is appointed to lead the institution.
Naija News recalls when Mr Idris was appointed IG in 2016, more than 20 DIGs and AIGs were compelled to retire from service to enable him to constitute his management team.
Mr Adamu has now followed the tradition, which has been criticized by certain stakeholders as wasteful and demoralizing because of huge resources the nation had spent on the vast knowledge the senior officers had acquired over the years.
The retired DIGs, who were Adamu’s senior, served with former IG, Ibrahim Idris.
They are: DIGs in charge of Finance & Administration, (Maigari Dikko); Operations (Habila Joshak); Information & Communications Technology (Emmanuel Inyang); Logistics & Supply (Agboola Oshodi-Glover); Research & Planning (Mohammed Katsina); Training & Development (Sani Mohammed) and Federal Criminal Investigation & Intelligence (Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah).