President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ibrahim Kpotun Idris as the Acting Inspector General of Police.
He is to succeed Mr Solomon Arase who retired this Tuesday after 35 years in service .
Until his appointment Mr Ibrahim Idris from Niger State was the AIG in charge of Operations at the Force Headquarters.
The Acting Inspector-General, who hails from Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State, was born on 15th of January 1959, and was enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture. He also holds a degree in Law from the University of Maiduguri.
AIG Idris has served in various commands and formations in the Nigerian Police Force, working in the Police Mobile Force for 17 years as Unit Commander, Squadron Commander, and Commandant. He served as Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa and Kano States and was also the Commissioner of Police in charge of Police Mobile Force at the Force Headquarters.
He was also at the United Nations Mission in Liberia and East Timor and was awarded “Medal of Merit” by the President of the Republic of East Timor in recognition of his service.
AIG Idris, who was in charge of Operations at the Force Headquarters before his appointment as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, will act in that capacity pending his confirmation.
State House Correspondent Adamu Sambo reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is at the moment meeting both the Outgoing and incoming Inspectors General of police at the presidential villa.