Biography of Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, Profile – New IGP – Inspector General of Police
This is the official Biography , Profile of the current acting Nigerian Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Kpotun Idris . Solomon Arase was the former Nigerian Inspector General of Police but he had retired and President Mohammadu Buhari on 21 March 2016 replaced Solomon Arase with Ibrahim Idris Kpotun who is now the current acting Nigerian Inspector General of Police . He hails from Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State, born 15th of January, 1959.
Ibrahim Kpotun Idris who has been crown the new inspector general of Nigerian police is a well -respected and a diligent Nigerian police officer. who has served his country very well. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris is a native of Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State of Nigeria , he graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture . He furthered his education in the University of Maiduguri where he studied and obtained a degree in Law .
He finally graduated from the University in the year 1984 and he decided to start his life properly as a man . Ibrahim Kpotun Idris was enlisted into the Nigeria Police as Cadet Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP), from where he rose to the rank he is today. HE officially kicked started his active service as Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) and traffic officer (DTO) in Gusau in the present Zamfara State of Nigeria from January 1986 to March 1987 and was later transferred to the Police Mobile Force in April 1987, where he served for 17 years during which period he held several command positions. From February 1998 to January 31 2004, he was a Commandant of the Mobile Force Training School, Gwoza, Borno State .
Fast farward to June 21, 2016, the current president of Nigeria , President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Kpotun Idris as the Acting Inspector General of police of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Before he was elevated to his current position , he had served Nigeria in various capacities, commands and formations in the Nigerian Police, including working in the Police Mobile Force for a period of 17 years as the Unit Commander, Squadron Commander, and Commandant. He was the Commissioner of Police of Nasarawa and Kano States of Nigeria, and was also the Commissioner of Police who was in charge of Police Mobile Force at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The new Nigerian Inspector General officer , Ibrahim Kpotun Idris participated in the United Nations Missions in Liberia and East Timor, a mission that led to his being honored with the “Medal of Merit” by the President of the Republic of East Timor in recognition for his service.
Ibrahim kpotun idris has been a very deligent police officer right from his day one of being a police officer. With all his good record , we all believe that Ibrahim kpotun idris will work together with all the Nigerian police force officers to make Nigeria a better place to stay . He was appointed to this position by President Mohammadu Buhari on 21 March 2016 after Solomon Arase retired on 20th June 2016. During the hand over ceremony , the newly retired IGP was so delighted for Ibrahim kpotun idris who took over from him . Both Mr. Solomon Arase, president Mohammed buhari and Mr. Ibrahim kpotun idris was very happy .
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