President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police, brahim Kpotum Idris tipped as the Acting Inspector General of Police. He replaces Solomon Arase who has proceeded on retirement. The President met with Idris in company of his predecessor at Aso Rock presidential villa on Tuesday.
The Presidency is expected to issue a statement on the new appointment later in the day.
Idris obtained two academic degrees of law and agriculture from the AhmaduBello University, Zaria and University of Maiduguri, respectively.
He has also attended numerous courses and trainings in Nigeria and abroad and partook in several peace keeping missions in many countries.
Idris began his police career in 1984 when he joined the force as Cadet ASP after which he was posted as Gusau Police Divisional Crime Officer in 1986 and later Unit Commander 7 PMF Sokoto between 1987 and 1989.
He was promoted to the rank of Deputy Police Commissioner Operations and Second in Command at the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor Leste UNMIT between 2009 to April 2011 and again, Acting Police Commissioner UNMIT.
In July 2009, he was appointed Kano State Commissioner of Police, a position he held until February 2013 when he was selected to attend Senior Police Officers Course at Nigeria Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru (NIPSS) where he bagged the prestigious mni membership.