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Nigeria’s Garba Baba Umar voted Interpol vice president for Africa

Interpol on Thursday elected an Assistant Inspector of Police, Garba Baba Umar as it’s vice president during the international law enforcement body’s annual General Assembly held in Istanbul.

An official from the United Arab Emirates emerged as its new president at the event, while Valdecy Urquiza of Brazil was elected to the post of vice president for the Americas.

AIG Garba Baba Umar, fondly called GARUS or Mr. Wonderful is the first AIG to Head Interpol Bureau Nigeria. He consolidated his achievements when he was in the bureau as a Commissioner of Police. 

G. B. Umar led the team of detectives from the Interpol that extradited Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina from Niger Republic.

He also led several special and discreet investigation and extradition teams while serving as CP Interpol for the Nigeria Police, including bringing some fleeing major figures home to face charges.

Before that, Garba’s efforts as O/C Mopol 19 in Rivers State with retired AIG Felix Ogbaudu and the then DCP OPS Hosea Karma now CP IN 2007 brought about amnesty for Niger Delta Militants.

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