PROFILE: Meet new acting IGP Usman Baba

IGP Usman Baba

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police Usman Baba as the new acting inspector general of police.

Baba takes over from Mohammed Adamu with immediate effect, minister of police affairs Maigari Dingyadi announced on Tuesday.

The acting IGP was born on March 1, 1963 in Gaidam, Yobe State.

He enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on March 15, 1988.

Baba was, until his new appointment, the deputy inspector-general of police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters.

He holds a teacher’s grade II certificate (TC II) from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State in 1980.

He obtained a degree in political science from Bayero University, Kano in 1985.

The acting IGP also has a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) obtained from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State in 1997.

He was appointed commissioner of police in 2013.

Baba is a member of the International Association of Police, and fellow of the International War College.

He is married with children.