Buhari decorates Adamu Mohammed as new IGP


Mohammed Adamu has been appointed as the new Inspector General of Police.

Qed.ng had reported on Monday that Mr Adamu, an assistant inspector-general of police from Nasarawa State, had been lined up as the replacement of outgoing police chief, Ibrahim Idris.

Adamu’s appointment was confirmed on Tuesday after he met with Mr Idris, and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

After the meeting, Adamu thanked Mr Buhari for his appointment and promised to restrategise to effectively tackle kidnapping and other security challenges in the country.

The outgoing police boss took over from former IGP, Solomon Arase, in March 2016 following his appointment by Buhari.

Adamu’s appointment finally brings to an end the controversy surrounding the retirement of Idris as there were speculations that Buhari would extend his tenure.