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Mohammed Abubakar Adamu

Mohammed Abubakar Adamu

Title of Position: 
Inspector General of Police
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Date of Birth: 
Sun, 09/17/1961
He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986, and trained at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos State where he worked as the Divisional Crime & Administrative Officer at the Mgbidi Police Station in Mgbidi, Imo State. He served at many levels such as Officer in charge of General Investigation at the NPF Zone 6 Headquarters in Calabar. Between 2007-2010, Ag. IGP Adamu served as the Director, Peacekeeping and Training, Force Headquarters, Abuja and was later deployed as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Administration in Ekiti State Command. Between 2012 -2013, he served as the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head of the State Criminal Investigation Department in Kaduna State Police Command. Then between 2013 to 2015 he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Police in Enugu State command and the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5 Police Headquarters, Benin-City between 2016-2017. International practice Adamu also has extensive international experience, he worked at Interpol's NCB in Lagos from 1989-1997. He was the first Nigerian to be seconded to Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon in 1997 where he served as specialized officer in Economic and Financial Crime, Sub-directorate from 1997- 2002. He became the first black African to be appointed Assistant Director in charge of African Sub-Directorate from 2002-2005. He was again the first African in the over 82 years history of INTERPOL to serve as Director when he was appointed director of NCB Services and I-24/7 Development from 2005-2007. IGP Adamu was between 2010 and 2012 elected as an Executive Member of INTERPOL at its General Assembly Session in Singapore, and between 2012 and 2014, he was elected as the INTERPOL’s Vice President responsible for Africa during the Organisation’s meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. Aside placing Nigeria Police on the international plane, Ag. IGP Adamu has in his rich national and international policing career led several important criminal investigations for Nigeria in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Netherlands and several West African countries. He has also been active in providing leadership and developing policies and strategies within the INTERPOL Organisation, while drawing on his broad network within the organization to strengthen the local INTERPOL Office domiciled in the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters.
Adamu attended Dunama primary school Lafia, in Nasarawa state for his primary school leaving certificate from 1968 — 1974 and Government Secondary school Obi, Nasarrawa state for his West African School Certificate from 1975 — 1979. He went further to attain his BSc(Hons) in Geography from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and his MSc in International Criminal Justice Systems from the University of Portsmouth Portsmouth, England from 2009 — 2010. in 2018, Adamu was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in International Relations by Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu in recognition of his international professional exposure.

Contact Address

ouis Edet House Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area
Abuja FCT

Office Address

Nigeria Police Force Headquarters Louis Edet House, Abuja