Sadiq Abubakar, a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, reclaimed his position as the Federal Capital Territory’s 29th Commissioner of Police on Friday.
According to news report, Abubakar took over from CP Babaji Sunday, who has been redeployed to another area of assignment,
Abubakar holds a PhD and a Masters of Education in Educational Psychology from the University of Abuja, according to a statement from FCT Police Spokesperson Josephine Adeh. He is also a graduate of Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto with a Bachelor of Science Education in Geography.
He joined the NPF in 1992 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and has since performed a variety of duties for the Force and the nation as a whole. The Commandant, PMF Training College Ila-Orangun, Osun State; Chief of Training, Directorate of Peacekeeping Operations, FHQ, Abuja; Police Contingent Commander to Guinea Bissau, ECOWAS Standby Force; and Commanding Officer, 15 Squadron Police Mobile Force, Ilorin, Kwara State are some of these.
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.
Adeh added, “CP Abubakar has attended many courses, seminars, conferences and workshops both within and outside Nigeria. Some of these include: Advance Detective Course, Police Staff College Jos; PMF Commanders’ Combat Course, PMF training College, Ila-Orangun Osun State; Basic Infantry Tactics for Counter-Terrorism, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna; ECOWAS Standby Force Map Exercise, Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra Ghana; United Nations Special Police Assessment Team Workshop, Amman, Jordan; Senior Management Course, KAIPTC, Accra Ghana; ECOWAS Workshop on Special Force Doctrine and Structure; UN Chief of Police Summit, New York, amongst others.
“CP Abubakar, 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.”
However, the CP cautioned criminal elements in the FCT to stay away and devote themselves to lawful endeavors, citing the determination of the Command under his supervision to make the area uncomfortable for crimes and criminality.
Additionally, he urged locals to continue supporting the police and promised that work would start right away.