President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday finally sacked the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu and appointed a successor, DIG Usman Alkali Baba.
Adamu had remained in office after retiring last month under a cloud of illegitimacy
The extension of his tenure by Buhari was clearly in contravention of the Police Act 2020 (as amended)
The Nigerian Bar Association had gone to court to challenge his illegitimate stay in office and judgment was set to be delivered by a Federal High Court in Abuja later this month.
Minister of Police Affairs, Usman Dingyadi, told State House correspondents that Bava had been directed to immediately assume office.
There have recently been a strong of attacks targeted at policemen and police formations.
A number of policemen have been killed in various states.
On Monday morning, unknown hoodlums attacked the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command and the Owerri Correctional Centre.
Though nobody was killed, a number of vehicles were destroyed while over 1,000 prisoners were freed.
Adamu on Tuesday fire into Owerri where he repeated his earlier unproven claim that the Independent Peoples of Biafra and it’s Eastern Security Network carried out the attack