IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), fdc, NPM is from Geidam, Yobe State, Nigeria. In 1980, he received a Teacher’s Grade II Certificate from Teachers College, Potiskum, Yobe State. He studied Political Science at Bayero University Kano, graduating in 1985, before proceeding to University of Maiduguri where he received Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 1997.
IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), fdc, NPM enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March ,1988 and later became an Assistant Superintendent of Police, and later rose to the rank of Commissioner of Police on 27th January, 2013. In 2014, he was posted to Delta State as the Commissioner of Police. He served as DIG Force CID, Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. He served in FCT as the Deputy Commissioner, Investigations and in the Staff College as a Directing Staff. He has also served in Kaduna as the Deputy Commissioner, Administration and Assistant Commissioner, CID. He served in Ilorin as an Area Commander and many other Police commands and formations.
He was appointed as the acting Inspector-General of Police on 6th April, 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari. Until his appointment, he was a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.