Police Council Confirms Abubakar as Inspector General of Police (IGP)

The National Police Council, comprising of President Jonathan, the 36 Governors and the chairman of the Police Service Commission, confirmed Mohammed D. Abubakar as Inspector-General of Police Thursday.

Addressing a press conference after the confirmation, the Inspector General of Police reassured Nigerians that he will put everything humanly possible to ensure the improvement of safety and security management in the country, and that justice and fair play takes place.

Mohammed Abubakar was appointed Acting Inspector General of Police on 25 January 2012 by the Federal Government following the terminal leave of  former IG,  Hafiz Ringim.

Born on May 5, 1958, Mr. Abubakar enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force on July 30, 1979. He was the AIG in charge of Zone 12 Headquarters in Bauchi, before he became the Acting IG.


  1. Despite the order of former acting IG now IG confirmed, some police officers are still found on the road molesting the innocent citizens. Mr. Inspector General, if u’re not aware of this men’s activities on the road, how come they still mount road blocks and indirectly asking for bribe as usual? On a serious order from the police chief, am sure no junior police officer dat will defy the order. Plz, check urself very well or act fast before u face corruption charges.

  2. Congrats to d newly confirmed IGP and I wish u the best in ur new office.sir,in abia state on the road connecting umuahia with ikot-ekpene in Akwa-ibom state ur men stil mounth road blocks in d evenings and asking road users for money kindly look into this,once more I wish d best .