Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari made the surprising decision to appoint Ibrahim Kpotun Idris as the 19th Inspector-General of Police in a move that devastated not only the top hierarchy of the Nigeria Police but also expectant Nigerians, Vanguard reports.
The announcement was surrounded by speculation as to who would eventually succeed Soloman Arase after his 35 years of service to the force.
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The appointment of Idris has many believing that President Buhari has now placed his own man that he trusts, in a position to eventually succeed Arase.
360 News reported that following the appointment of Idris Ibrahim, the Police Service Commission (PSC) approved the retirement of 21 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIG) in a major, but expected purge of senior officers.
Experts have heavily criticised the move saying that it was a waste of human resources, especially in the face of the increasing security challenges in Nigeria.
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- News24 Nigeria