Mohammed takes over from Idris as IGP; Buhari turns down overtures for tenure elongation
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. As it has turned out, it was a farewell meeting as the President declined to elongate his tenure despite pressure from some top cats in the Presidency.
In his place, AIG Abubakar Adamu Mohammed from Nasarawa State will mount the saddle as the new IGP. Mohammed was a former Commissioner of Police in Enugu State and he is said to be well respected among his colleagues.
Idris had on Jan. 4 met with the president when he attained the mandatory 35 years in service of the Nigeria Police Force. Idris will be 60 years on Tuesday.
According to reports, Idris is expected to retire from service on attainment of the mandatory 35 years in service or 60 years of age.
IGP Idris, who was appointed by President Buhari on March 21, 2016, replaced Solomon Arase, who retired from the police force on June 21, 2016.
Idris, who will be clocking 60 years on Tuesday, enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.