Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, hails from Niger State (North – Central) whose choice may be based on his track record of performance in the service.
The new IGP holds a Law degree from the University of Maiduguri, Idris was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as cadet ASP in 1984 and rose through the rank.
He started his police career since 1984 when he joined the force as Cadet ASP after which he was posted as Gusau Police Divisional Crime Officer in 1986 and later Unit Commander 7PMF Sokoto between 1987 and 1989.
He served as divisional crime officer and traffic officer in Gusau in the present Zamfara State from January 1986 to March 1987 and was transferred to the Police Mobile Force in April 1987 where he served for 17 years during which period he held several command positions.
Mr. Idris was Commandant, Mobile Force Training School, Gwoza Borno State, from February 1998 to January 31 2004.