President Muhammadu Buhari has named Usman Alkali as the new Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP)
Mr Alkali replaces Mohammed Adamu who is retiring from the police and as the IGP.
This was contained in a statement issued by the minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, while briefing journalists at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, April 6.
The new IGP appointment comes a few days after the police headquarters in Owerri, Imo State, was attacked by gunmen.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has criticised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over its insinuations of religious marginalisation on the shortlisting of 20 Justices-designate by the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, April 6, by the Ag. Director of Administration, NSCIA; Prof. Salisu Shehu and Deputy Secretary General, NSCIA Arc. Haruna Zuberu Usman-Ugwu.
According to the NSCIA, it was compelled to reply CAN as it has often resisted joining issues with CAN; only as a matter of principle.
The Council recalled that not too long ago, it was forced to expose the marginalisation of Muslims in the successive Boards of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA); after CAN made one of its wild and mendacious allegations of Christian marginalisation.
“It is actually a wicked strategy and unholy tactics to accuse Muslims of marginalisation though Muslims are the ones being deliberately and systemically marginalised by Christians, who continue to consolidate on the colonial agenda of emasculating Muslims,” NSCIA said.
Further, it said that the narrow-mindedness of CAN is playing out again; especially in the deliberate distortion of the issues surrounding the shortlisted 20 Justices-designate.
It said, “Though the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, on her honour stated unequivocally that the procedure of the appointment followed ‘due and usual process’ and that the recommendation ‘was done without any preference for tribe, creed or association’; mischief makers, ethnic jingoists and religious bigots resorted to blackmail.
“In venting their spleen against the development, CAN especially and its apologists; choose to ignore the fact that Muslims are a minority in the religious composition of the Court of Appeal.“