The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Abubakar Adamu, who was decorated with his new rank by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and is a holder of Bachelor of Science in Geography, Punch Metro reports.
He enlisted in the Force on February 1, 1986 as Cadet Assistant Inspector and had attended several Senior Officer Courses on Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention, Control and Management within and outside Nigeria.
Before his appointment as Acting IG, he was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.
He was also the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu States and also Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.
There was muted excitement among the staff at the Force Headquarters over the appointment of the new Police boss.