List of Nigeria Inspector General of Police (From 1938-Date)

List of Names of Nigeria Inspector General of Police from the year 1938 to date are given in this post. That means this list contains a comprehensive list of the former IG of Police in Nigeria before and after independence.

Nigeria as a country got independence in the year 1960. After which the expansion of Nigeria as a Federation consisting of 36 States inside it and capitals followed after.

The duty of the Nigeria Police is to enforce law and order in the State. To ensure all citizens of Nigeria do not break the Nigerian law. The Nigerian Police are deployed to all States of the country. Each State has a Commissioner (CP). The Commissioner of Police is the one that controls the policing of that State. Whilst the Inspector General (IG) of Police is the overall Federation Head of the Police and Police are subjects to the IG.

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List of IG Police Nigeria:

  1. C. W. Duncan 1930 – 1935
  2. S. H. Thranthan 1935 – 1936
  3. A Sanders 1936 – 1937
  4. A. S. Navrogordarto 1938 – 1942
  5. W. C King 1942 – 1947
  6. T. V. Finlay 1948 – 1949
  7. Sir Kerr Bovell 1956 – 1962
  8. J. E. Hodge 1962 – 1964
  9. Louis Edet 1964 – 1966
  10. Kam Salem 1966 – 1975
  11. Muhammadu Yusuf 1975 – 1979
  12. Adamu Suleiman 1979 – 1981
  13. Sunday Adewusi 1981 – 1983
  14. Etim Inyang 1985 – 1986
  15. Muhammadu Gambo-Jimeta 1986 – 1990
  16. Aliyu Atta 1990 – 1993
  17. Ibrahim Coomassie 1993 – 1999
  18. Musilliu Smith 1999 – 2002
  19. Mustafa A. Balogun 2002 – 2005
  20. Sunday Ehindero 2005 – 2007
  21. Mike Mbama Okiro 2007 – 2009
  22. Ogbonna O. Onovo 2009 – 2010
  23. Hafiz Ringim 2010 – 2012
  24. Abubakar Muhammed 2012 – 2014
  25. Suleiman Abba 2014 – 2015
  26. Olomon Arase 2015 – 2016
  27. brahim Kpotun Idris (2016-2019)
  28. Mohammed Adamu (2019- Present)
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