Following the recent promotion approval by the Police Service Commission, PSC, of the 6,455 senior police officers contained in a recommendation memo seen by Secret Reporters, from the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim has just ordered for special immediate promotion of some Sergeants to Inspectors without due course.
One of the sergeants who spoke with Secret Reporters said, “He is busy promoting only his brothers.”
The Inspector General approved the urgent promotion of the underlisted sergeants with effect from the date indicated against their names. They are:
S/N. F/No. RANK NAME. Remarks. Effective Date
- 228337. SGT. Ya’u Avdul. Special promotion. 17/10/2017
- 242380. SGT. Garba Dankaka. Special promotion. 17/10/2017
- 242575. SGT. Adamu Salisu. Special promotion. 17/10/2017
- 421991. SGT. Abubakara Bella Special promotion 17/10/2017
- 260547. SGT. Umar Zubairu Special promotion 17/10/2017
Secret Reporters authoritatively gathered that the last name on the list was recently promoted March this year and has gained another promotion in less than seven months, without anything to show for such accelerated speed. According to our informant, only persons from the North gains from the special promotion while those from the south are blatantly neglected.
Other officers promoted include a police commissioner, Hilda Ibifuro–Harrison, who was promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, while two Deputy Commissioners of Police, Ajani Babatunde and Olukola Taira Shina, were promoted to the rank of Commissioners of Police.
Others are 47 Superintendents of Police elevated to Chief Superintendents of Police and 498 Deputy Superintendents of Police promoted to the next rank of Superintendents of Police.