President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mohammed Adamu as the new Inspector General of Police.
This was disclosed on Tuesday after outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris, and Adamu met with the President inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
After the meeting, Adamu thanked President Buhari for appointing him and promised to restrategise to effectively tackle kidnapping and other security challenges in the country.
Mr Mohammed’s appointment finally brings to an end to the controversy surrounding the retirement of Mr Idris as there were speculations that President Buhari might extend his tenure.
Mohammed, who was the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, until his appointment, hails from Nasarawa State.
He was born on November 9, 1961. He enlisted in the police in 1986. He has a bachelors degree in Geography.
He was a director of peacekeeping operations, a former police commissioner in Enugu and an AIG in charge of Zone 5 Benin, Edo State.