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Buhari appoints Mohammed Adamu as acting Inspector General of Police

16 January 2019 National

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mohammed Adamu as the acting Inspector General of Police, after outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris, and Adamu met with the President inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

Mr Adamu’s appointment brings to an end the controversy surrounding the retirement of Mr Idris as there were speculations that President Buhari might extend his tenure.

The Force Public Relations Officer Jimoh Moshood also announced Mr Adamu’s appointment in a statement after the meeting at the Presidential Villa.

According to him, President Buhari asked Mr Idris to hand over to Mr Adamu following his retirement from service at the age of 60.

Acting IGP Adamu hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography.

He enlisted into the police on February 1, 1986, as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.

The new police boss attended several Senior Officer Courses on Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Control and Management within and outside Nigeria.

Before his appointment as the acting IGP, he was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

He had also served as Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu States, as well as Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.


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