Nassarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Almakura has described Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotum Idris as ‘a square peg in a square hole’.
Governor Al-Makura, who was at the Force headquarters, Abuja to congratulate the new IGP, recalled the period Idris served in Nasarawa State as the Command’s Commissioner, recounting how peace and orderliness pervaded the state as a result of his policing techniques, stressing that in spite of present security challenges, IGP Idris is a square peg in a square hole that will surmount the current security challenges.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Donald N. Awunah, in a statement quoted Governor Almakura as saying that he was in the office of the Inspector-General of Police to rejoice with him over his elevation.
Responding, IGP Idris thanked the governor for the visit, saying he was highly elated to see Almakura as the first Executive Governor to call on him as the IGP, assuring him and the nation of his determination to secure the nation for social development and economic growth.
In the meantime, the Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi II has urged the IGP to strengthen his resolve to fight crimes in the country.
Sanusi, in a letter of congratulations to IGP Idris on his recent appointment as the police chief, said he received with great pleasure the news of the appointment of Idris as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, and therefore wished to congratulate him on this lofty appointment.
Force spokesman, DCP Awunah, in a statement quoted the Emir Sanusi as saying, “though the appointment came at a very difficult time in the history of our nation with several security challenges, he has a firm conviction that with the experience and track record of the newly appointed IGP, he will overcome every stumbling block.
The Royal father stated further that, “We are aware of your passion for justice and truth. We are also aware that you have made considerable deposit into the bank of trust among the rank and file of your officers, and we pray that these and other outstanding qualities of yours should come to bear, as a guiding light in the discharge of this herculean and crucial national assignment”.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that IGP Ibrahim Idris once served as the Kano State Commissioner of Police.
Nigerian Pilot reports that IGP Idris has ordered the immediate deployment of a Special Strike Force to Kogi State to combat the menace of kidnapping and other lurid crimes within the State and its environs.
IGP Idris said the deployment of the Special Strike Force becomes imperative as the Nigeria Police Force can no longer watch innocent citizens suffer in the hands of dreaded criminals rampaging within Kogi State and its environs.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Donald N. Awunah, the IGP further said that with the presence of the Strike Force, Kogi State and its environs will enjoy peace and tranquility, but however, advised those deployed on the assignment never to turn themselves as demi-gods, but servants to the people.
IGP Ibrahim Idris urged members of the public to avail the Special Strike Force with desired cooperation and assistance.

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