President Muhammadu Buhari, has today, appointed Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, a former Kano State Police Commissioner, as the new acting Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police Force.

Idris, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, who once led the Kano state police command, will replace Solomon Arase, the outgoing IGP who retires from the police force today.

Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting with the president where the IGP was appointed, outgoing IGP Arase said:

“I want to formally introduce my successor, AIG Idris Kpotum. He is going to be in acting capacity until the Police Council confirms his appointment.

 
“I want to seize this opportunity to thank Nigerians for the cooperation given me ‎while I served as Inspector General of Police, by extension I want to also appeal to you to give the same support that you gave to me to my successor. He is a younger man. So, I am sure he will be abreast with the contemporary policing issues.”

On his part, the acting IGP said: “Honestly by collective leadership, the Nigerian police is going to be governed by internationally recognized core values of policing ‎everywhere in the world. That is integrity and accountability, respect for diversity, compassion and ensuring that our streets, neighbourhoods and communities remain safe.”


President Buhari meeting with the new acting IGP, the outgoing IGP and the president's chief of staff, Abba Kyari at the presidential villa, Abuja.

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