Barring any last minute change, the Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris might be forced out of the Force.
This is because Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is believed to have ordered discreet screening of top police officers for his possible replacement, Nigerian Independent reports.
The report says President Buhari is worried over allegations of corruption against the IGP as well as the accusation of being sectional in the discharge of his national duty.
His recent disregard of presidential order to relocate to Benue is also a major factor why President Buhari is reportedly going to sack him.
It was also reported that two Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and three Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) are being screened for the plum job.
The officers screened for the job are: DIG Shuabu Gambo in charge of ‘A’ Administration Department from Niger state, DIG Habilla Joshak, in charge of ‘B’ Operations Department, AIG Mohammad Musa Katsina, in charge of Border Patrol, from the same Katsina State as President Buhari, AIG Adamu Mohammed Abubakar, in charge of Zone 5 police command from Nasarawa state and AIG Kayode Aderanti, who hails from Osun State.
Mohammed Katsina is a Directing Staff of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos and was in 2016 promoted from Commissioner of Police to the position of the Assistant Inspector General of Police.
AIG Katsina is one police whose name strikes terror into the hearts of any criminal in Nigeria.
Among the top feats of the gallant police officer are the arrest of cattle rustlers, car snatchers, baby factory operators and hardened criminals who killed with impunity and terrorized innocent members of the public, including policemen among other achievements.