BREAKING: New IGP, Adamu breaks age long jinx, retains serving DIGs, AIGs

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By Dotun AKINLADE, Senior Investigator Reporters, Abuja

STRONG feelers from the Force Headquarters have indicated that the new Inspector- General of Police Ag IGP, Mohammed Adamu may be shifting ground from the old uncanny norm of every newly appointed IGPs compulsorily retiring his DIGs and senior AIGS to pave way for a fresh management team. CrimeWorld scooped that unlike his predecessors especially, the immediate past IGP, Ibrahim Idris who retired highly experienced and cerebral AIGs; some of them his course mates moments on assumption of office in spite of pledges of loyalty, the number one Policeman in the country has categorically told his DIGs and AIGs that there was no cause for alarm adding that his mission was to reposition the Force and redeemed its battered image and seemingly partisan posture. Sources hinted further that, that accounted for the prompt reversal of the redeployment of Lagos CP, Imohimi Edgal who was moved to the Explosive Ordinance Device EOD. “The new IG is not keen to retire his DIGs and senior AIGs. Instead, he has assured to tap from their wealth of experiences and work together. Another reason is that some of the DIGs and AIGs including Imohimi Edgal are his course mates. Whereas, about four of the DIGs are his course mates, the other two or so, have barely three months to leave the Force. But the truth of the matter is that, this is a peculiar IGP who is highly intelligent and focused. You know he was until his appointment the Director of studies at the Nigeria Institute for Policy and strategic Studies NIPSS, Kuri near Jos; so you can imagine somebody fresh from NIPSS what he can do,” said a senior Police source. Recall that when IGP Ibrahim Idris was appointed two years ago, he wrote a letter to the President to have all the DIGs, and AIGs most them his course mates; prematurely sent out of service even though they pledged to work with him.


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