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Why President Buhari Sacked Ex-IGP




The real reason why President Muhammadu Buhari sanctioned the sacking of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) may have emerged.

Recall that Adamu was sacked on Tuesday, April 6, two months after his tenure was extended by three months.

Adamu was subsequently replaced by a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Usman Baba, as the acting IGP.

When asked about why the president did not allow the outgoing IGP to complete his extended tenure, the Minister ofPolice Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi said it is the prerogative of President Buhari to decide on when to make an appointment.

H said: ”Mr. President is aware of this and you cannot take away that responsibility from him; he’s the one who is in charge of appointing or extending tenures.”

However, analysts have highlighted three reasons that might have prompted the president to sack IGP Adamu.

!. A suit challenging the controversial extension of IGP Adamu’s tenure was one of the leading reasons the president could have pulled the plug on his tenure extension and sacked him.

2. Another reason why he could have been sacked remains an allegation of poor financial management and administrative lapses in the police.

3. The rising rate of attacks on police formations in southeast was also identified as another reason why the ex-IGP could have been axed.

Recall that the Imo State police command headquarters in Owerri, Imo State,  was attacked in the early hours of Monday, April 5.


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