Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday pledged to hit the ground running, following his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari had decorated Adamu with a new rank during their meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
At the meeting was the outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
Addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after the meeting, the acting IGP vowed to tackle the issues of kidnapping, killings and armed robbery across the country.
He also assured that men of the Force will be professional during the forthcoming general elections in the country.
According to Adamu: “I want to thank Mr. President for considering me worthy to be the next Inspector General of Police. We know that there are security challenges that we need to tackle in the country. Issues of kidnapping, abduction and other security challenges.
“From the strategies put in place by the former IGP, we will restrategize and make sure that we tackle these challenges squarely.
“Well, we are professionals. We are going to stick by the rules, we are going to do the right thing. We will not go outside the ethics of our job to do things that are untoward, everybody will be given level playing ground to play his or her politics.
“On the elections, you have heard from the former IGP, the adequate arrangement has been made to make sure that free and fair and credible elections take place in Nigeria. We are going to build upon the strategies put in place to make sure that we have hitch-free elections in the country.”