AIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim is Nigeria’s Acting Inspector General of Police.

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed AIG Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, as Acting Inspector General of Police.

By implication all the three DIGs are to proceed on compulsory retirement. They are Sanusi Lemu; Dan-Mallam Mohammed and Usman Alkali Baba.

AIG Mohammed was the Commandant of the Police Academy, Kano State, Nigeria before his new appointment.

Although, the presidency is yet to officially confirm the appointment, a top consultant from the Federal Ministry of Defense, Deji Adesogan have also shared the news via Twitter.


His appointment follows the retirement of Adamu Mohammed Abubakar whose tenure was up yesterday, February 1st, 2021.

Although, there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but his new position will be declared by the presidency before noon of Wednesday.

An indigene of Borno State, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim was born on November, 26, 1962

He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies, from the University of Jos, Plateau State.

He enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force, on 15th March, 1988.

On successful completion of training at the Nigeria Police Academy Annex, Kaduna, Zanna Ibrahim was posted to Borno State Police Command, where he had a one year compulsory attachment at Biu Divisional Police Headquarters, and later served in various Commands and formations across the country. He was appointed Zamfara State Commissioner of Police in 2019.

Until his appointment, Zanna who has been described in several quarters as a man of honor and integrity, was the Commandant of the Police Academy, Kano State, Nigeria.

Patmos Media line had earlier reported that there were indications on Tuesday that Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has handed over the running of the Force Headquarters to the Deputy Inspector General, Sanusi Lemu.

Lenu, who was recently made the DIG Operations, is one of three still senior police officers who have until 2023 before retirement.

The others are Dan-Mallam Mohammed and Usman Alkali Baba.

Adamu reportedly stepped aside as the announcement of a new IGP by the President is being awaited.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who is supposed to appoint a new IGP on the advice of the Police Council, has kept mum on the issue.

The situation has led to even more speculations with some saying Assistant Inspector General of Police Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim may be the favourite of the Villa.

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