Until his latest appointment though in acting capacity, Adamu was the Assistant Inspector General, AIG in charge of Zone 5 Benin.
The new IGP was formally decorated by President Buhari at a ceremony at the Presidential Villa
Buhari was assisted at the ceremony by the outgoing IGP, Idris.
Idris, who was appointed in June 2016, thanked Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve under his administration as Inspector General of Police.
He also thanked all Nigerians for the cooperation and support they accorded him and the entire personnel of the Force during his tenure.
He enjoined them to extend the same support to Abubakar Adamu.
AIG Abubakar Adamu hails from Lafia, Nasarawa State and holds a BSc in Geography.
He enlisted into the Force on 1 February, 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police
Before his appointment as the Acting Inspector General of Police, he was a Directing Staff at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.
He was Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Enugu States and also Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Police Command Headquarters, Benin, Edo State.