President Muhamadu Buhari is currently meeting with the man believed to be the new inspector general of Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris.
Former IG Solomon Arase has already proceeded on retirement as his tenure ends today.
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 started 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 elevated 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 of the same year 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.