President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Usman Alkali Baba as acting the inspector general of the Nigerian police.
Baba was a deputy inspector general before his promotion, which takes with immediate effect.
Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi made the disclosure at the Presidential Villa, Tuesday, while briefing Newsmen.
Recall that Buhari had on February 4th extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for three months.
Adamu has so far spent two months and three days.
Alkali Baba Usman was born in 1963.
An alumnus of Bayero University, Kano and the University of Maiduguri, he is married with children.
Usman joined the Nigerian Police in March 1988 and rose from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police to the rank of Commissioner on January 27.
He attended all courses mandatory at various ranks and also took extra courses like investigation, insurgency and counter- terrorism and traffic management.
A member of the International Association of Police, he is also a Fellow of the International War College.
He was in Kaduna as the Deputy Commissioner, Administration and in Abuja as the Deputy Commissioner, Investigation. Usman was in Ilorin as an Area Commander at a point and second-in-command in Ebonyi.
He later became an Assistant Commissioner (CID) in Kaduna.