IGP Appoints CP Sadiq Abubakar As New FCT Commissioner Of Police


A new Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Idris Abubakar on Friday, December 23, 2022 assumed office as the 29th Commissioner of Police in-charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

CP Sadiq takes over from CP Babaji Sunday who has been redeployed to another area of assignment.

CP Sadiq, a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru-Jos, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Masters of Education in Educational Psychology, both from University of Abuja.

He also holds a Bachelor of Science Education (BSc.Ed) degree in Geography from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

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CP Sadiq enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in 1992, as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and has since served the Force and the country at large in diverse capacities.

These include; Commanding Officer 15 Squadron Police Mobile Force (PMF) Ilorin, Kwara State; Chief of Training, Directorate of Peacekeeping Operations, FHQ, Abuja; Police Contingent Commander to Guinea Bissau, ECOWAS Standby Force; and Commandant, PMF Training College Ila-Orangun, Osun State.

He was the Commissioner of Police Peacekeeping Operations and Coordinator Police Special Forces before his nomination for the Senior Executive Course at the National Institute between February and December, 2022.

CP Sadiq has attended many courses, seminars, conferences and workshops both within and outside Nigeria including Advance Detective Course, Police Staff College  Jos; PMF Commanders’  Combat  Course,  PMF  training  College,  Ila-Orangun Osun  State; and Basic Infantry Tactics for Counter-Terrorism at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna.

He also attended ECOWAS Standby Force Map Exercise, Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra Ghana; United Nations (UN) Special Police Assessment Team (SPAT) Workshop, Amman, Jordan; Senior Management Course, KAIPTC, Accra Ghana; ECOWAS Workshop on Special Force Doctrine and Structure and UN Chief of Police Summit, New York, amongst others.

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CP Sadiq, while thanking the Inspector General of Police, for the confidence reposed on him to serve in this capacity, assured the residents of FCT of a new dispensation of professional policing, and improved public safety and security.

He equally warned criminal elements in the FCT to steer clear and commit to legitimate ventures, noting the resolve of the Command under his watch to make the therein uncomfortable for crimes and criminality.

Meanwhile, the CP has called on the residents to continue to support the Police, assuring that work commences immediately.

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