Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Muhammed Adamu has retired seven Deputy Inspectors-Generals, DIGs, who were his seniors.
The affected DIGs are Maigari Dikko, in charge of Finance and Administration and Habila Joshak, Operations.
The remaining five are Emmanuel Inyang, Information And Communications Technology; Agboola Oshodi-Glover, Logistics and Supply, Mohammed Katsina, Research and Planning, Sani Mohammed, Training and Development, as well as Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah, Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence.
The seven DIGs and eight Assistant Inspectors-General were identified as having joined the police before Adamu, who was appointed on January 15 after the former IGP Ibrahim Idris was retired.
The departure of the seven police chiefs was in furtherance of the convention that recommends the retirement of seniors when their junior in rank is appointed to lead the institution.
Recall that when Idris was appointed IGP in 2016, more than 20 DIGs and AIGs were compelled to retire to enable him constitute his management team.
The new IGP, Adamu has now followed the tradition, which has been criticized as wasteful and demoralizing because of the huge resources the nation spends on the vast knowledge the senior officers had acquired over the years.