By Wahab Akanji Abuja
The Presidency has confirmed the appointment of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, as the Acting Inspector-General of Police.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina obtained on Tuesday conveyed the news.
According to Adesina, â€œThe 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.
â€œAIG 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.â€
He added that the new police boss was also at the United Nations Mission in Liberia and East Timor and was awarded â€œMedal of Meritâ€ by the President of the Republic of East Timor in recognition of his service.