Sequel to the retirement of the 19th Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to takeover in acting capacity.
Mr. Idris, retires today, 15th January, 2019 from service of the Nigeria Police Force at the age of Sixty (60) Years.
“The Acting IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and a holder of BSc. Geography. He enlisted into the Force on 1st February, 1986 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
“Ag. IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, is a versatile and seasoned Police Officer, a professional per excellence.
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 States and also Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.
A statement by Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood (Ag. DCP), said the outgoing IGP Idris, “deeply thank 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 also sincerely expresses 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.
“He enjoins them to extend the same level of support and assistance to his successor, Ag. IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.”