The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed, has been confirmed as the new Inspector General of police.
Backstory: Mohammed’s confirmation was announced at the police council meeting which was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mohammed was appointed in acting capacity on January 15th, 2019 when he took over from former IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
Prior to his appointment as acting IGP, there were speculations that President Buhari would extend Idris’ tenure. This led to a controversy which ended after Mohammed’s appointment.
Adamu Mohammed’s background:
- Mohammed enlisted in the police force on February 1, 1986, as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
- He has since served in various capacities including Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu States, and Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.
- Before he was appointed as acting IGP, he was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.