Adamu Mohammed takes over from Ibrahim Idris as IGP

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Following the retirement of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, President Muhammadu Buhrai has appointed Adamu Mohammed as the acting Inspector General of Police.

According to report, the appointment was followed after a meeting between the president and the outgoing IGP at the presidential Villa.

The new Inspector General of Police however was the Assistant General of police to the outgoing IGP and got the elevation in view of the retirement of the incumbent, Idris, when he marked 35 years in service on January 3, 2019.

The IGP’s retirement has sparked up so many controversies as stakeholders in the polity have expressed varied viewpoints. Some wanted him retained as the 2019 election draws closer while others contended it.

Adamu, Buhari & Idris

Born on November 9, 1961, Mohammed was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1986. He has a bachelor in Geography.

Mohammed was a deputy commissioner of police in Ekiti state and had served at the Interpol where he served for over a decade.

The new police boss, who was the President of Interpol for five years, rose to the rank of assistant inspector general of police (AIG).

Mohammed served as the Commissioner ff Police in Enugu State and currently the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone Five, in Benin, Edo State, southern Nigeria.

The Nasarawa-born police chief was at one time a director of peacekeeping operations. He is a former police commissioner in Enugu and was an AIG in charge Zone 5.

His appointment lies to rest the controversy surrounding the tenure of Ibrahim Idris, outgoing police boss. There had been reports on the plots to extend Idris’ tenure but opposition parties kicked against it.

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