Reliable source reaching us just now that IGP. Hafiz Ringim picture above has been sacked and MD Abubakar aka Mr No Nonsense is the new IGP and the new IGP is
currently in the villa as we speak! MD
Abubakar! More details shortly……

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has
approved the appointment of Mr.
Mohammed D. Abubakar as Acting Inspector
General of Police as a first step towards the
comprehensive reorganization and
repositioning of the Nigeria Police Force to
make it more effective and capable of
meeting emerging
internal security challenges.

Mr. Abubakar who is currently an Assistant
Inspector General of Police replaces Mr. Hafiz
Ringim who proceeds on terminal leave
with effect from today, 25th January 2012.

Born on May 5, 1958, Mr. Abubakar
enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on July
30, 1979. He was the AIG in charge of Zone
12 Headquarters in Bauchi, before his new

President Jonathan has also approved the
retirement of all Deputy Inspectors General
of Police with immediate effect. These are:
Mrs. Ivy Uche Okoronkwo, DIG POL 2i/c
Force Headquarters, Abuja, Mr. Azubuko J.
Udah, DIG Administration (“A” Dept), Mr.
Sardauna Abubukar, DIG Training (“E” Dept.);
Mr. Audu Abubakar, DIG Operations (“B”
Dept); Mr. Saleh Abubakar, DIG Works (“C”
Dept.) and Mr. Mohammed A. Yesufu, DIG
Planning and Info-Tech (“F” Dept.).

The President has also established a Special
Committee to oversee the urgent
reorganization of the Nigeria Police Force.
The committee is to be chaired by the
Chairman of the Police Service Commission,
Mr. Parry B.O Osayande, DIG (rtd).
Other Members of the Committee are:
1. Mr. Casimir T. Akagbosu, AIG (rtd.), mni

2. Mr. Bashir A. Albasu, AIG (rtd.), fwc.

3. Major Gen. S.N. Chikwe, rtd.

4. Prof. S.D. Mukoro

5. Dr. Fabian Ajogwu, SAN

6. Aisha Larai Tukur

7. Solicitor General of the Federation

8. Permanent Secretary, SSO, Office of the
SGF to serve as the Secretary to the

The Committee’s Terms of Reference are as
1. To identify the challenges and factors
militating against effective performance in
the Nigeria Police Force and make
recommendations for addressing the

2. To examine the scope and standard of
training and other personnel development
activities in the Police to determine their
adequacy or otherwise.

3. To determine the general and specific
causes of the collapse of public confidence
in the police and recommend ways of
restoring public trust in the institution.

4. To examine records of performance of
Officers and Men of the Nigeria Police Force
with a view to identifying those that can no
longer fit into the system due to declining
productivity, age indiscipline, corruption
and/or disloyalty;

5. To make any other recommendations
for the improvement of the Nigeria Police
The Committee’s recommendations shall be implemented along with those by previous
committees set up by Government on the
reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
25 January 2012