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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed an Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police (Operations), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Idris, who hails from Niger State, was accompanied to President Muhammadu Buhari’s office on Tuesday by the outgoing IGP, Solomon Arase, for his new rank decoration.
He will remain in acting capacity until the Police Council confirms his appointment and ratified by the Council of State.
Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, 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.
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.”