Buhari Appoint Adamu As New IGP, Ibrahim Idris Bows Out

Buhari Appoint Adamu As New IGP, Ibrahim Idris Bows Out
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu

Buhari Appoint Adamu As New IGP, Ibrahim Idris Bows Out

Buhari Appoint Adamu As New IGP, Ibrahim Idris Bows Out

Finally, President Buhari has appointed new Inspector General of Police (IGP), to head the affairs of the police force in Nigeria and to improve the Police Force. However, most Nigerians have long expected this day to come to reality. Thought the President didn’t sack Ibrahim Idris, as most people expected, his tenure as IGP has elapsed. Nigerians however look forward to the new IGP who may not be use as a political tool for the coming general election this February, but to work to improve the security issues in Nigeria.

But meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in the State House received the former Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who is said to have been tapped by the President to replace IGP Ibrahim Idris who clocked the mandatory retirement age today.

Adamu was accompanied to the State House by the outgoing IGP Idris, at about 1.30pm. Both men were still in a closed-door meeting with the president.

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Idris, according to a presidential directive, is to hand over the helms of leadership at the Force to Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, as Acting Inspector General of Police.

A statement by the Force Spokesman, DCP Jimoh Moshood, described Adamu, who hails from Lafia in Nasarawa State as a thorough breed and versatile police officer.

“The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, mni hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and a holder of BSc. Geography. He enlisted into the Force on 1st February, 1986 as Cadet Assistant Inspector General of Police.

“He attended several Senior Officer Courses on Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Control and Management within and outside Nigeria”, the statement read.

Moshood said before his appointment as the Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

He added that the Acting IG was also Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu States and also Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.

Moshood however said Idris thanked the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria for the opportunity given to him to serve under his administration as Inspector General of Police.

He said Idris also expressed gratitude to all Nigerians across the country for the cooperation and support they accorded him and the entire personnel of the Force during his tenure and enjoined them to extend the same level of support and assistance to his successor, Ag. IG Mohammed Adamu.