President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abubakar Adamu Mohammed as the new Inspector-General of Police.
According to Premium Times, based on interaction with top presidency and police sources, the appointment was made on Monday evening and will be made official shortly.
The outgoing Inspector-General Ibrahim Idris who clocked 60 on years on Jan. 15, met with the president at the State House on Monday afternoon, police sources said the visit has become a tradition for outgoing inspectors-general in recent years. a senior police officer said:
“We have a new police IG on Monday night.
“Ibrahim Idris has gone home to move his things from the official quarters and we are now waiting for a formal handing over.”
A police source who spoke under anonymity to avoid being castigated as disclosing crucial information before the formal announcement said that president Buhari has appointed Abubakar Adamu Mohammed as the new Inspector-General of Police, the announcement would be made maybe on Tuesday.
Until his appointment on Monday night, Mr. Mohammed, from Nasarawa State, is an assistant inspector-general by rank. He is also known within police circles as Adamu Mohammed Lafia, in reference to his place of birth, which is the Nasarawa State capital.
Mr. Mohammed was born on November 9, 1961. He enlisted in the police in 1986. He has a bachelors degree in geography.
He was the head of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), and has served with the United Nations and INTERPOL.
He was at one time a director of peacekeeping operations. He is a former police commissioner in Enugu and was an AIG in charge of Zone 5. He was also a former Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP) in Ekiti State.
He is currently a directing staff member at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State.