Biography of Mohammed Abubakar Adamu

IGP Adamu biography

Mohammed Abubakar Adamu is a Nigerian Police Officer and the 20th Inspector General of Police. He was appointed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) by President Buhari. Abubakar Adamu was born on 17th September 1961 in Lafia, Nasarawa state.

IGP Adamu  Profile


IGP Adamu

Real Name

Mohammed Abubakar Adamu

Date of Birth

17th September 1961


59 Years (2020)

State of Origin

Nasarawa State





Police Officer

Known for

20th Inspector General of Police

Net Worth


Educational Background

Ag IGP Adamu obtained a in Geography from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in the year 1983. After which he proceeded for his compulsory National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) in Wamba, Nasarawa State and where he taught Geography at Government Teachers College, Wamba, Plateau State but now in Nasarawa State. 

IGP Adamu education

Between 1984 and 1986, he served as the Geography tutor and later promoted to Vice Principal at Government Day Secondary School, Gunduma, Keffi, Plateau State, but presently in Nasarawa State.

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In 2010, Ag IGP Adamu obtained a Master’s degree in International Criminal Justice Systems from the University of Portsmouth, England.

In 2018 he obtained an Honorary Doctorate degree in philosophy from Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu.


Ag IGP Adamu joined the Nigerian Police in 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and was trained at the Police College, Ikeja.

He worked as the Divisional Crime Officer and Administrative Officer at the Mgbidi Police Station, Mgbidi, Imo State; O/C General Investigation, Nigeria Police Zone 6 Headquarters, Calabar and as a detective at the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos where he worked with teams to resolve several major crimes and earned a reputation as a super detective.

IGP Adamu career and appointment

Between 2007 – 2010, Ag. IGP Adamu served as the Director, Peacekeeping and Training, Force Headquarters, Abuja and was later deployed as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Administration in Ekiti State Command.

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Between 2012 -2013, he served as the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head of the State Criminal Investigation Department in Kaduna State Police Command. He was later deployed as the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command between 2013 – 2015 and the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5 Police Headquarters, Benin-City between 2016-17.

In 23rd May 2019, he was appointed the 20th Indigenous Inspector General of Police by President Mohammadu Buhari.

Personal Life

Abubakar Adamu is married with children. He is a Muslim

IGP Adamu Retires from Police

IGP Adamu Retires

On February 1st 2021, IGP Adamu retired from the Nigerian Police Force and stepped down as the Inspector General of Police.

IGP Adamu alongside three Deputy Inspectors-General (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General (AIGs) attained mandatory 35 years in service on February 1st, 2021


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