Revealed: Why Buhari pulled the plug on IGP Adamu
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday brought the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to a juddering halt.
The rather abrupt decision came on the heels of the embarrassing security deterioration in the South-East and South-South regions, as well as the rising spate of violence in the north.
Muhammed Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs announced the replacement of Adamu with DIG Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday.
According to findings by online news medium SaharaReporters, the so-called Aso Rock cabals believe Adamu, presently on a working visit to Imo State, has run out of ideas to deal with the secessionist groups threatening the unity of the country, the peace in the region and security personnel in the region.
Imo State, where Adamu went on Tuesday, has had the latest and arguably the most daring attacks by gunmen – whom he said were believed to be members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network – working ultimately towards a secessionist agenda funded by foreign influences.
A top Aso Villa source told RS:
“That IGP Mohammed Adamu was sacked while on an operational visit to Imo State means a lot. He was in the good books of the Presidency and had only spent about two months out of his three-month extension. But the rising attacks in the South-East and South-South are what every powerbroker around Buhari frowns on and believes Adamu should go because he has run out of ideas.
“The cabals are afraid secession is coming and anarchy is rising from the South. The immediate task of the new IGP will be to manage the rising insurrection in the Southern region,” one of the sources revealed.
“The new IGP is from Yobe State, and he understands insurgency. He was the Head of Force Criminal Investigation Department. He has been given orders from the Presidency and he knows why exactly he has been brought and the urgent tasks before him,” another source stated.
“The attack in Imo was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. There was a conspiracy by some police officers to also sabotage Adamu into being ridiculed. He was no longer popular. The proximity of the prison facility and the state police headquarters that were breached in Owerri to other security agencies leaves so much to be investigated. The attack lasted for more than three hours and the attackers moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the vicinity without being repelled or arrested. That was sabotage and the Presidency was angry that Adamu could no longer manage the police,” the source added.
Bare hours into the top police job, the acting IGP, Usman Baba already has his work cut out.
It remains to be seen how he navigates the potential minefield spread out across the country.