The newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has promised to tackle kidnapping and other security challenges in the country. He gave the assurance on Tuesday while addressing journalists shortly after his appointment.
While appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari for considering him worthy of the appointment, the new IGP stated that the police will re-strategize from the strategy the former Inspector General has put in place to tackle the issues of kidnapping, abduction and other security challenges in the country.
When asked if the police will remain partisan in the coming general elections, Adamu said the policemen are professionals, and are going to stick by the rules in doing the right thing.
He reiterated the assurance of the former IGP that adequate arrangements have been made to make sure that free, fair and credible elections take place in Nigeria, adding that he will build on the strategies put in place.
Mr Adamu’s appointment lays to rest, the controversy surrounding the retirement of the former IGP Ibrahim Idris as there were speculations that President Buhari might extend his tenure.
The Force Public Relations Officer Jimoh Moshood announced yesterday that President Buhari had asked Mr Idris to hand over to Mr Adamu following his retirement from service after attained the retirement age of sixty.