The Nigeria Police Council has confirmed the appointment of Muhammed Abubakar as substantive Inspector-General of Police.
Abubakar was appointed acting IGP in January 25, to replace Mr. Hafiz Ringim, who retired from the force during the period.
The police boss, who hails from Gusau, Zamfara State, was born May 5, 1958, and enlisted into the force as a cadet officer on July 30, 1979.
He had served as Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Kano, and Lagos States, where he also held sway as AIG in-charge of Zone 2 Police Command upon his elevation from the rank of Commissioner of Police.
Thereafter, he was moved to the Zone 5 Command, Benin, as AIG, and later transferred to head Zone 6 Command in Calabar, Cross River State, from where he was recently redeployed to head Zone 12 Command as AIG.
While at the Lagos command, Abubakar, a reputed fearless and firm officer, has a record of maintaining strict discipline in the police force and to a large extent keeps crime rate low.