The Inspector General of Police started as Secondary School Teacher before Joining Nigerian Police Force.

Mohammed Abubakar Adamu

He is a Nigerian Police Officer who is currently the 20th Inspector General of Police of Nigeria.

He was appointed by President Muhammed Buhari in 15th January 2019, replacing Ibrahim Kpotun Idris (RTD) of Niger State.

Mohammed Adamu hails from Lafia, in Nasarawa State.

Before He was appointed as Inspector General of Police, he was an Assistant Inspector General of Police in Benin City, Edo State and was responsible for the overall management and Operations of the Nigeria Police Force Zone 5, Comprising Bayelsa, Delta and Edo State Police Commands.

Mohammed Abubakar Adamu was born on 17 September 1961 and enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1986, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Geography. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Criminal Justice System from the University of Portsmouth, England

Between 1983 and 1984, Adamu had his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Wamba Nasarawa State and taught Geography at Government Teachers College, Wamba, Plateau State, during the one Year Service,then in 1984 to 1986, he was appointed as tutor and later promoted to Vice Principal at Government Day Secondary School,Gunduma, Keffi, Plateau State, but presently in Nasarawa State.

After sometime, he joined the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986, and trained at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos State where he worked as the Divisional Crime and Administration Officer at the Mgbidi Police Station in Mgbidi, Imo State.

He served at many levels such as Officer in charge of General Investigation at the NPF Zone 6 Headquarters in Calabar.

Adamu also has extensive International experience, he worked at Interpol’s NCB in Lagos from 1989 to 1997. He was the first Nigerian to be Seconded to Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon in 1997 where he served as Specialized Officer in Economic and Financial Crime,Sub-diretorate from 1997 to 2002. He became the First back African to be appointed Assistant Director in charge of African Sub-diretorate from 2002 to 2005.

He was again the first African in the History of INTERPOL to served as Director when he was appointed director of NCB Services and Development from 2005 to 2007.

When he returned to Nigeria, he was appointed as Director in charge of Peacekeeping and Training at the Nigeria Police Headquarters, Abuja.

Between 2013 and 2015 he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Police in Enugu State Command.

He was also awarded as 2015 Best Commissioner of Police in Community Policing in Nigeria.

He was appointed as Acting Inspector General of Police on January 15, 2019 to replace Ibrahim Idris and He was later Confirmed by Muhammed Buhari on the 23rd of May 2019.

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