The Acting Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has said that he will be fair to all political parties in the discharge of his duty.

Adamu spoke after President Muhammed Buhari had decorated him as the successor of Ibrahim Idris who retired on Tuesday.

Adamu said  the police under his watch would be professional and fair to all parties while providing security for the general elections beginning on February 16.

According to Adamu, the Nigeria police have rules of engagement,  which would be strictly applied in dealing with security matters.

He stressed that the police would not pander to the desires of any groups or interests.


Speaking with State House correspondents after the decoration, Adamu stated, “Well, we are professionals. We are going to stick to 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 a level playing field to play his or her politics.”

Asked to speak on the strategies in place for the elections, Adamu replied, “On the elections, you have heard from the former IG; adequate arrangements have been made to make sure that free and fair and credible elections take place in Nigeria.

“We are going to build on the strategies put in place to make sure that we have hitch-free elections in the country.”