By Bisade Ojoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Deputy Inspector-General (DIG), Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
Usman Alkali Baba, before his appointment, was the head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID).
The Yobe born Police Officer was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone-5 Benin, Zone-4 Makurdi, Zone-7 Abuja, Commissioner of Police FCT and Delta Commands amongst others.
He held the position of the Ag. DIG in-charge of Finance and Administration, he also served as the Force Secretary before.
He was born in 1963. He is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano, and the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID). He has Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) and BA (ED) in Political Science. He has also attended several professional courses/workshops.
He joined the Nigerian Police Force in March 1988. He started receiving a promotion from the rank of ASP till he became the Commissioner of Police in 2013.
He attended all the compulsory courses he supposed to attend and he also attended extra courses like investigation, insurgency and counter-terrorism, including traffic management.
He is a member of the International Association of Police, and fellow of the International War College.
He is a fellow of the National Defence College and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.