Information just in indicates Nigeria Police boss Hafiz Ringim, has tendered his retirement letter with immediate effect while a Police helicopter is on its way to Bauchi now to bring the New IGP MD Abubakar to Abuja as the new Police Head.
ABUJA - Information reaching from reliable presidency sources have confirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim. Ringim was removed from office alongside seven other Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGs).
The new Inspector General of Police is M.D Abubakar, who until now was an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG)
It would be recalled that there was immense pressure on Mr. President from several quarters to consider the overhaul of the top brass of the police force, due to the embarrassing escape of Kabiru Sokoto - the alleged mastermind of the December 25 Day bombing at Madalla.
It was learnt that the President may have confided in Ringim yesterday his plan to ask him to proceed on retirement with his colleagues. The police chief is believed to be due for retirement in March.
He was at the Presidential Villa yesterday, but he was not his usually boisterous self.
Ringim avoided reporters, pleading that he would brief them later.
Already, a number of DIG's have started parking their personal belongings in their offices since a junior ranking officer is taking charge.
The DIGs, who may retire with Ringim, are: Mrs. Ivy Okoronkwo, Second in Command (2i/c); Mr. Azubuko Udah DIG “A” (Administration); Audu Abubakar DIG “B” Operations; Saleh Abubakar DIG “C” (Logistics and Supply); Alhaji Sardauna Abubakar DIG “E” (Training); and Mohammed Yesufu DIG “F” (Management Services).