An almost 30-year veteran of the Nigeria Police Force, Mr Suleiman Abba, has been confirmed as the new Inspector-General of Police.
Abba, 55, from Gwaram Local Government area of Jigawa State, was born on March 22, 1959, and has degrees in History and Law.
He enlisted in the Nigerian Police as Cadet Inspector on Dec. 31, 1984, and was promoted to Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) on Feb. 22, 2012.
He had at various times, served as Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command, Deputy Force Secretary and Commissioner of Police, Rivers State.
Abba has been acting as IGP the past three months following his appointment in that capacity by President Goodluck Jonathan on August 1, 2014.
The Police Council on Tuesday November 3 confirmed Abba’s appointment as the substantive Inspector-General of Police.
President Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, confirmed Abba’s confirmation as IGP after a meeting of the Police Council at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday.
He added that by his confirmation, Abba is now a member of the Police Council by virtue of his new appointment as IGP.
Abba replaces former IGP Muhammed Abubakar, who retired after 35 years of public service on July 31.