The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has appointed six new Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.
The new DIGs were appointed from the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police.
The elevated AIGs 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 other two new DIGs who were elevated from the rank of CPs are: Ogbizi Michael, former Abia State Police Commissioner, and Ibrahim Lamorde, who was a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, from Adamawa State.
Lakanu was the Force Secretary until his appointment.
According to report, the new DIGs were named on Monday morning and their respective portfolios would be announced later on Monday by the Police Service Commission after their confirmation.
Their elevation comes a day after Adamu retired seven DIGs who were his seniors in order to pave the way for the constitution of a new management team with whom he could work comfortably.