By Kingsley Omonobi
There were indications last night that President Muhammadu Buhari may have appointed the Commandant of the Police Academy (POLAC) Wudil Kano as the new Inspector General of Police.
Sources disclosed that Assistant Inspector General of Police Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim was named as the new IG in an acting capacity, thereby dousing speculations of a possible extension of the tenure of Mohammed Adamu who retired officially on Monday.
Zanna, a Borno State Indigene, had served as Commissioner of police in Delta and Zamfara State before his elevation to the rank of assistant inspector general of police. He was also Area Commander Metro in the FCT.
He was until the new appointment, Commandant, Police College, POLAC, Wudil, Kano which is most times referred to as Nigerian Police University.
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AIG Ibrahim was born on November 26, 1962. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies both from the University of Jos, Plateau State, he added.
“He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force, on 15th March 1988.
On successful completion of training at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna, he was posted to Borno State Police Command, where he had a one-year compulsory attachment at Biu Divisional Police Headquarters, and later served in various Commands and formations across the country which includes the FCT.
As a proficient and astute investigator, AIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim mni, was appointed a member of the presidential Investigation team on “crude oil theft” in Nigeria set up by the former president Goodluck E. Jonathan.
When contacted on the possibility of Zanna’s appointment as the Acting IGP, a Senior Police Officer said, “All I will say is that Mr Ibrahim Zanna is highly qualified. He is a crack detective and an officer that has the interest and welfare of Police personnel anywhere he has worked. If he is confirmed as the next IGP, Policemen will jubilate”
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