President Muhammadu Buhari has finally confirmed the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Abubakar Adamu as the new Inspector General of Police, IGP, after the retirement of Ibrahim Idris earlier today.
The former IGP, Ibrahim Idris who also is marking his 60th birthday and 35years of Police service, had himself, his successor, Mohammed Adamu meet Abubakar Adamu was decorated in his new rank as the new IGP.
Abubakar Adamu who is from Nassarawa State thanked President Buhari for finding him worthy of the position and promised to be professional in the discharge of his duties.
Idris, who was appointed in June 2016, thanked Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve under his administration as Inspector General of Police.
He also thanked all Nigerians for the cooperation and support they accorded him and the entire personnel of the Force during his tenure.
He enjoined them to extend the same support to Abubakar Adamu.
AIG Abubakar Adamu hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and holds a BSc in Geography.
He enlisted into the Force on 1 February, 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police
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.