Things You Should Know About The New Acting IGP


To replace Solomon Arase who retired on Tuesday, June 21, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, as the new Acting IGP (Inspector General of Police). The President met with Ibrahim Idris, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, in company of his predecessor at Aso Rock presidential villa on Tuesday.

Ibrahim Idris born on 15th of January 1959, hails from Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State. He 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.

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Idris began his police career in 1984 when he joined the force as Cadet ASP after which he was posted as Gusau Police Divisional Crime Officer in 1986 and later Unit Commander 7 PMF Sokoto between 1987 and 1989.

He attended numerous courses and trainings in Nigeria and abroad and partook in several peace keeping missions in many countries.

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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 promoted to the rank of Deputy Police Commissioner Operations and Second in Command at the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor Leste UNMIT between 2009 to April 2011 and again, Acting Police Commissioner UNMIT.

In July 2009, he was appointed Kano State Commissioner of Police, a position he held until February 2013 when he was selected to attend Senior Police Officers Course at Nigeria Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru (NIPSS) where he bagged the prestigious mni membership.

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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.