Six new Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) have been appointed by the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu to replace the seven earlier retired.
The new DIGs who were elevated from Assistant Inspectors-General (AIG) are Usman Tilli Abubakar, who joined the police from Kebbi State in February 1986; Abdulmaji Ali, who joined the police from Niger State in February 1986; Taiwo Frederick Lakanu, who joined the police from Lagos State in February 1986 and Godwin Nwobodo, who joined the police from Enugu State in 1984.
The remaining two new DIGs who were elevated from the rank of police commissioners are: Ogbizi Michael, former Abia State police commissioner, and Ibrahim Lamorde, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who hails from Adamawa State.
The new DiGs were named on Monday morning and their respective portfolios would be announced later on Monday by the Police Service Commission.
Their elevation comes a day after Adamu retired seven DIGs who were his senior in order to pave way for the constitution of a new management team with whom he could work comfortably.
The retired DIGs, who were Adamu’s senior in the force, served with former IGP Ibrahim Idris.
They are: DIGs in charge of Finance & Administration, (Maigari Dikko); Operations (Habila Joshak); Information & Communications Technology (Emmanuel Inyang); Logistics & Supply (Agboola Oshodi-Glover); Research & Planning (Mohammed Katsina); Training & Development (Sani Mohammed) and Federal Criminal Investigation & Intelligence (Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah).