President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) as acting Inspector General of Police (IGP). The new IGP replaces Mohammed Adamu.
Cabals in the Aso Rock have reportedly influenced the removal of the out-going Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, due to the security issues in the South-East and South-South, a top source told SaharaReporters.
It was also revealed that some people closed to the President believed that the former IGP has run out of ideas of dealing with security issues affecting the region.
Recall that Adamu on Monday accused members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network of attack a police headquarters in Owerri, Imo State.
“That IGP Mohammed Adamu was sacked while on an operational visit to Imo State means a lot. He was in the good books of the Presidency and had only spent about two months out of his three-month extension. But the rising attacks in the South-East and South-South are what every powerbroker around Buhari frowns on and believes Adamu should go because he has run out of ideas.
“The cabals are afraid secession is coming and anarchy is rising from the South. The immediate task of the new IGP will be to manage the rising insurrection in the Southern region,” one of the sources revealed.
“The new IGP is from Yobe State, and he understands insurgency. He was the Head of Force Criminal Investigation Department. He has been given orders from the Presidency and he knows why exactly he has been brought and the urgent tasks before him,” another source stated.
“The attack in Imo was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. There was a conspiracy by some police officers to also sabotage Adamu into being ridiculed. He was no longer popular. The proximity of the prison facility and the state police headquarters that were breached in Owerri to other security agencies leaves so much to be investigated. The attack lasted for more than three hours and the attackers moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the vicinity without being repelled or arrested. That was sabotage and the Presidency was angry that Adamu could no longer manage the police,” the source added.