Federal Government Appoints Suleiman Abba As Police IG



Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed Mr. Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector General of Police.

A press statement issued by President Goodluck Jonathan’s media aide, Reuben Abati today states that Abba will resume as new IGP tomorrow.

Mr. Abba who once served as Aide De Camp to the wife of Nigeria’s late dictator, Maryam Abacha will succeed Mohammed Abubakar, whose tenure ended today.



Suleiman Abba stands next to President Goodluck Jonathan on the scene of a deadly bus station bombing in Abuja

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of AIG Suleiman Abba as the new Inspector-General of Police.

AIG Abba, currently the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger states, replaces the incumbent Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar who proceeds on statutory retirement today having completed 35 years in service.

The incoming Inspector-General, a lawyer, hails from Jigawa State and is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies.

Positions previously held by him in the Police include Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command, Deputy Force Secretary and Commissioner of Police, Rivers State.

His appointment is with effect from Friday, August 1, 2014


Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
July 31, 2014


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