President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Mohammed Abubakar an assistant inspector general of Police, as the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP.
In a release sent in by Reuben Abati, special adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), the presidency approved the replacement of Hafiz Ringim, who proceeds on terminal leave with effect from Jan. 25.
According to the statement, the removal of Ringim, following the high spate of insecurity in the country is the first step towards the "comprehensive reorganization and repositioning of the Nigeria Police Force to make it more effective and capable of meeting emerging internal security."
In the same vein, the President also approved the retirement of all deputy inspectors general, DIG, of Police with immediate effect. They include, Ivy Uche Okoronkwo, Azubuko J. Udah, Sardauna Abubakar, Audu Abubakar, Saleh Abubakar, and Mohammed A. Yesufu.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has established a Special Committee to oversee the urgent reorganization of the Nigeria Police Force. The committee will be chaired by Parry B.O. Osayande, DIG (rtd) and chairman, Police Service Commission.