President Goodluck Jonathan has relieved the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, of his appointment.
The sack which was announced on Tuesday by Presidential Media Adviser, Dr. Reuben Abati, is with immediate effect.
Abati, who announced this via his Twitter handle did not however give reason for the sudden sack, barely a month to the end of the Jonathan administration.
According to the tweet, Abba has been directed to handover to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police Solomon Arase, in Acting capacity.
“President Jonathan sacks IGP Suleiman Abba, appoints DIG Solomon Arase as Acting IGP with immediate effect,” Abati tweeted.
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 political science and law.
“To fear the world US has led for the better part of a century, abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe and refuse the obligations of international leadership… for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solving problems is unpatriotic. “
-US Senator John McCain(At National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia)
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