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PHOTOS: Buhari to announce new IG of Police as Arase retires

21 June 2016, 15:10

Abuja - The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase has retired from the Police Force.

Arase was appointed in April 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan as Acting IGP following the sack of Sulaiman Abba, over alleged misconduct.

His appointment as substantive IGP was confirmed by the Police Council the following month.

Arase bows out as the 18th indigenous Inspector General of Police having attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 today with 35 years of active service in the Force.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s is expected to name a new IG on Tuesday (today), the Force PRO, Olabisi Kolawole, confirmed.

Buhari on Monday presented a gift to the outgoing IGP during a presidential dinner with all his security chiefs (Military, Intelligence services and Police) according to President Buhari's official Twitter account @NGRPresident

- News 24


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