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Ibrahim Idris Out, Muhammed Adamu In: Nigeria gets new Acting Inspector General of Police.


President Muhammadu Buhari has today unveiled and decorated the new Acting Inspector General of Police to take over the affair of the Nigerian Police Force, following the expiration of the tenure of outgoing Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris

Mohammed Adamu, a former Assistant Inspector General of Police is from Nasarawa State.

The new acting Inspector General of Police was on Tuesday presented to the President, Muhammadu Buhari by the outgoing Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris.

This development is coming as a result of the retirement of the erstwhile Inspector General, after clocking the retirement age of 60.

At the event in Abuja today, the new Acting Inspector General promised to be free and fair to all Nigerians in the discharge of his duties and also promised to ensure that the forthcoming general election is conducted free of intimidation. He also assured all political parties of equal treatment in the quest for a free and fair election.

He thanked the President for considering him worthy to assume the position of inspector general of police of the country. “I want to thank Mr. President for considering me worthy to be the next Inspector General of Police. We know that there are security challenges that we need to tackle in the country: issues of kidnapping, abduction and other security challenges. From the strategies put in place by the former IGP, we will re-strategize and make sure that we tackle these challenges squarely.”

Outgoing Inspector General of police Ibrahim Idris, while congratulating the new IG advised him to continue from where he stopped in ensuring the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians

Who is Mohammed Adamu?

According to official information from the Nigeria police force, the new Acting Inspector general of police hails from Nasarawa state. He holds B.sc degree in geography. He joined the Nigerian police Force on the ist of February, 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent Of Police.

He attended several senior Officer Courses on law enforcement, Crime prevention, control and management within and outside Nigeria. Before his appointment as the acting Inspector General of Police, he was a directing staff at the national institute for policy and Strategic studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau state. He was commissioner of police in Ekiti and Enugu state and also Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 police Command headquarters, Benin, Edo State.

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