Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) –
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, as the new Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Mr. Idris, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, is expected to succeed Mr. Solomon Arase who retired on Tuesday after 35 years in service.
The Niger State born Police boss, was until his recent appointment in charge of Operations at the Force Headquarters.
Both the new and outgoing IGP, it was learnt were earlier summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, where it is said the decision is taken.
PROFILE of Ibrahim Kpotun Idris:.
Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, hails from Niger State (North – Central) whose choice may be based on his track record of performance in the service. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, home town is Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State. He was born on 15th of January 1959.
Ibrahim Kpotun Idris 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.
Ibrahim Kpotun 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.
Ibrahim Kpotun 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.
Ibrahim Kpotun Idris holds a Law degree from the University of Maiduguri, Idris was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as cadet ASP in 1984 and rose through the rank.
He served as divisional crime officer and traffic officer in Gusau in the present Zamfara State from January 1986 to March 1987 and was transferred to the Police Mobile Force in April 1987 where he served for 17 years during which period he held several command positions.
He was Commandant, Mobile Force Training School, Gwoza Borno State, from February 1998 to January 31 2004.
Having obtained two academic degrees of law and agriculture at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Maiduguri, respectively, Idris had also attended numerous courses and trainings in Nigeria and abroad and partook in several peace keeping missions in many countries of the world.
Ibrahim Kpotun Idris started his police career since 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 7PMF Sokoto between 1987 and 1989.
Owing to his excelling competence, unique performance, commitment to duty and doggedness, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris 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.
The New Nigeria acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris is one of the rare talented police officers Nigeria is bestowed with. IG Idris has virtually acquired all the training to face the challenges of security in modern time anywhere in the world.
He is a versatile officer, highly trained with administrative acumen, a combatant imbued with dexterity to perform and execute assignments with precision, and above all, an officer with diplomatic experience and approach.
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