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Profile of Acting IGP, Mohammed Dikko Abubakar

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By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor

Muhammmed Dikko ABUBAKAR, Assistant Inspector General of Police, joined the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, as a Cadet Inspector on August 1, 1979. An indigene of Zamfara State, he has meritoriously served the Force and his country in many capacities.

Important positions he has held in the Force include; Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigations Departement, Sokoto Police Command; Assistant Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Head Quarters, Lagos; and, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Airport Police Command, Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

He is a principled and operations-minded officer with deep understanding of modern policing strategies and ethics. A committed crime fighter with keen eyes for details, he has also served as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Administration), Lagos State Police Command.

Muhammmed Dikko ABUBAKAR, Acting Inspector General of Police

On his elevation to the position of Commissioner of Police, he served as a substantive Commissioner of Police in charge of several Police Commands across the Federation. Some of these are Plateau, Abia, Kwara, Kano, Airport and Lagos State Police Commands.

An amiable and intelligent officer, he was later promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police and he subsequently became the Assistant Inspector General of Police  in- charge of Zone 2 comprising Lagos and Ogun States. He was also the AIG Zone 5, Benin comprising of Edo, Delta, and Bayelsa states. He was later posted to Zone 6 comprising Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Ebonyi states. He is currently AIG in charge of Zone 12 Bauchi State.

He is a detribalized Nigerian. Born May 5th, 1960, he is happily married with children. MD as  he is popularly called, is a member of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). He has undergone several professional training locally and internationally; some of which include:

*Intermediate Command Course –Jos;

*Senior Command Course – Jos;

*General Detective Course – Metropolitan Police, West Hendon, England;

*General Security Course – Israel;

*General Security Course – FBI, USA;

* International Security – England;

*General Detective Course – Scotland Yard.

*He is an active member of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Economics (FCE) and a holder of the prestigious Police Medal (NPM).

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