Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Brief Profile/Biography/History Of Newly Appointed Inspector General Of Police IGP “Ibrahim Kpotun Idris”

The Newly Appointed Inspector General Of The Nigerian Police IGP “Ibrahim Kpotun Idris

Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, hails from Niger State (North – Central) whose choice may be based on his track record of performance in the service.

Ibrahim Kpotun Idris holds a Law degree from the University of Maiduguri, Idris was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as cadet ASP in 1984 and rose through the rank.


He served as divisional crime officer and traffic officer in Gusau in the present Zamfara State from January 1986 to March 1987 and was transferred to the Police Mobile Force in April 1987 where he served for 17 years during which period he held several command positions.

He was Commandant, Mobile Force Training School, Gwoza Borno State, from February 1998 to January 31 2004.

Having obtained two academic degrees of law and agriculture at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Maiduguri, respectively, Idris had also attended numerous courses and trainings in Nigeria and abroad and partook in several peace keeping missions in many countries of the world.

Ibrahim Kpotun 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 7PMF Sokoto between 1987 and 1989.

Owing to his excelling competence, unique performance, commitment to duty and doggedness, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris 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.

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