IG Hits Retirement Age


The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, is expected to retire from the Nigeria Police Force, having clocked the mandatory retirement age of 60.

However, there are speculations that his tenure might be extended by the presidency following fears that his removal might affect the security preparations for the 2019 general elections.

Ibrahim Idris Kpotun is the acting Nigerian Inspector General of Police. Idris hails from Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State. He was born on 15 January 1959, and enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. Idris, was the 18th indigenous IG.

He was appointed IG on March 21, 2016, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The President is expected to announce an acting IG pending confirmation by the Nigeria Police Council which is comprised of the President as the Chairman; state governors; the Chairman of the Police Service Commission and the IG.


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