President Muhammadu Buhari may be set to name an Assistant Inspector General of Police as a replacement for the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris who retires today.
Sources within the Presidency confirmed, Monday night that “we have a new police IG” after the outgoing police boss, Idris met with President Buhari at the presidential villa in what was described as a “goodbye” visit.
Abubakar Adamu Mohammed from Nasarawa state is being reported as a preferred replacement for Idris.
Popularly called Adamu Mohammed Lafia within the police circle, his appointment would force several Deputy Inspector Generals of Police (AIGs) in higher cadre to retire.
Born on November 9, 1961, Mohammed enrolled into the Nigerian police in 1986, he was Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State, Commissioner of Police, Enugu State and has also served at Interpol and FCIID, Alagbon for some years before he was promoted to the rank of AIG.
He was a directing staff member at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru, Plateau State.
There has been no official confirmation of his appointment yet though.
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