President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba and appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, as Acting Inspector-General of Police.
According to a statement by the president’ spokesman, Reuben Abati, the sack of Mr. Abba and appointment of Arase take immediate effect.
Until his appointment as acting IG, Mr. Arase was the Head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department.
Mr. Arase holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Law, as well as Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Political Science and Strategic Studies.
He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Defence College.