President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the current Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba and has appointed Solomon Arese as acting IGP with immediate effect.
President Jonathan sacks IGP Suleiman Abba, appoints DIG Solomon Arase as Acting IGP with immediate effect. @PoliceNG
— Reuben Abati (@abati1990) April 21, 2015
The press statement reads:
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba of his appointment and duties with immediate effect.
President Jonathan has also appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase as Acting Inspector-General of Police, also with immediate effect.
Until his appointment as Mr. Abba’s replacement, Mr. Arase was the Head of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department.
Mr. Arase holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Law, as well as Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Political Science and Strategic Studies.
He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Defence College.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 21, 2015″