NEW INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE (IGP) APPOINTED BY BUHARI.
President Muhammadu Buhari has, Today, appointed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Kpotum Idris as the Acting Inspector-General of Police. This followed the retirement of Solomon Arase. The Retired Inspector Arase and and Acting Inspector Idris are currently in a closed- door meeting with the president at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read the Profile of new Police IG after the cut . . .
BRIEF PROFILE OF INSPECTOR IDRIS KPOTUM
Mr Idris obtained two academic degrees of law and agriculture from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Maiduguri, respectively. He has also attended numerous courses and training in Nigeria and abroad and partook in several peace keeping missions in many countries.
Idris started 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 was elevated 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 of the same year 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.