Breaking: Mohammed Adamu takes over as new police IG

Breaking: Mohammed Adamu takes over as new police IG

The former assistant inspector general of police, Abubakar Mohammed Adamu, has taken over as the new police boss after crucial meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa on Tuesday, January 15.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Adamu was sighted heading to the office of the chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, on Tuesday morning, prompting reports that he would take over from Ibrahim Idris.

But in a series of photo tweets by Bashir Ahmed, the personal assistant to the president on new media, the former IGP, Ibrahim Idris, was reported to have taken his successor, Adamu, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.

Breaking: Mohammed Adamu takes over as new police IG

The new IGP Mohammed Adamu being decorated by President Buhari at Aso Rock. Photo credit: Twitter, Bashir Ahmed
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There, Adamu took the new mantle of responsibility and was decorated with his new rank at the Presidential Villa in Abuja by the president and the former IGP Idris.

Basking in the joy of the new position, Adamu, who hailed from Nasarawa state, appreciated President Buhari for the honour and trust in him.

Breaking: Mohammed Adamu takes over as new police IG

Mohammed Adamu saluting President Buhari after taking over as new police IG Photo credit: Twitter, Bashir Ahmed
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He promised to drive more professionalism and commitment to service towards the force through his new position, adding that he would discharge his duties for the interest of Nigerians.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the federal government would announce a replacement for the retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

The proposed new police boss had been identified as Abubakar Adamu Mohammed after insider sources from the presidency claimed Idris would bow out soon after years of service.

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