Barring any last minute change in decision, President Muhammadu Buhari has identified Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, as the new Inspector-General of Police, IGP.
The outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris, met with the President, at the State House, on Monday evening, a visit Police sources said has become a tradition for outgoing IGPs, in recent years.
“We have a new police IGP”, a Senior Officer revealed on Monday night.
“Ibrahim Idris has gone home to move his things from the Official quarters, and we are now waiting for a formal handing over.”
Top Security Analysts have also disclosed their awareness.
Until his appointment on Monday night, Mohammed, from Nasarawa State, was an Assistant Inspector-General, AIG, by rank.
He is also known within Police circles as Adamu Mohammed Lafia, in reference to his place of birth, which is the Nasarawa State capital, Lafia.
Mohammed was born on November 9, 1961. He enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force, in 1986. He has a Bachelors degree in Geography.
He was at one time a Director of Peacekeeping Operations. He was a former Police Commissioner, in Enugu, and was an AIG in charge of Zone 5.
He is currently a directing staff member at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State.
His elevation might see several Deputy Inspectors-General retired from Service, an exercise that would be reminiscent of how Buhari sacked DIGs, when he named Idris as IGP, in June 2016.
Idris, who retires tomorrow, on age grounds, was an AIG when he was appointed.