Celebrated Police Officer Famous For War Against Terrorists in Borno, Promoted to ACP
The leader of the elite police unit in Borno State, Nigeria, has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP). The announcement was met with widespread celebration among both law enforcement and the civilian population.
ACP Ibrahim Mohammed, known for his pivotal role in the fight against Boko Haram, was officially decorated by Governor Babagana Zulum at the Government House. The Governor expressed great satisfaction with ACP Mohammed’s advancement, highlighting his significant sacrifices and contribution to the counter-insurgency efforts against Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Governor Zulum, on behalf of Borno State’s government, congratulated the new ACP on his well-deserved promotion, acknowledging his service since 2008. “His contributions to combating Boko Haram and other forms of criminality are monumental. His accomplishments are a testament to the support of his team and former commissioners of police,” he said.
The Governor also acknowledged the commendable decision of the Commissioner of Police (CP), the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to promote Mohammed, while pledging continued collaboration with him and the Nigerian Police.
ACP Ibrahim Mohammed, affectionately known as OC-Crack, hails from Achabo town in Kogi State’s Koton-Karfe local government area. He completed his early education there before joining the Nigeria Police on February 1, 1991. Mohammed furthered his education at the police academy in Wudil, Kano, and earned a National Certificate in Education and a Bachelor of Education in Kotangora, Niger State. His service record spans several states, including Kwara, Lagos, Niger, and a position at the FCE Abuja National Assembly, before his posting to Borno State in 2010. As head of the Crack Squad Unit in Maiduguri since January 1, 2011, his exceptional performance in service has earned him legislative recognition by the Borno State House of Assembly and a National Honor as Member of the Order of Niger (MON) in 2023.
With his new rank, ACP Mohammed vowed to maintain, if not increase, his dedication to eradicating terrorism and criminality. He expressed gratitude to God, as well as his superiors, for recognizing his contributions and facilitating his promotion. Acknowledging that his new position comes with greater challenges, he affirmed his readiness to meet them head-on, emphasizing that greater responsibility accompanies greater authority.
“I dedicate this achievement to God Almighty, who has guided me to this moment in time. I thank the IGP, AIG Zone, and CP Borno Command for acknowledging my efforts. Every police officer dreams of such recognition, and I am profoundly grateful to have my work honored in this way,” stated ACP Mohammed.
He emphasized that his journey through various ranks in the police force is a testament to his commitment and serves as a powerful message to his subordinates that hard work yields results. With a clear understanding that promotions bring new challenges, he reassured his dedication to confronting them with unwavering commitment.
This is what ever police officer prayers and wishes and I appreciate God for sparing my life to this day. This is a very strong message to my lieutenants and I believe they now know the result of hard work. I came to Borno as DSP, ASP, SP and CSP, and now ACP; these wouldn’t have been possible if one is not committed. It is very clear that all promotions come with their challenges and I am prepared to confront all commitments associated with this rank. We are not going to relent, because to whom much is given much more is expected; this is a call for greater responsibility.” er prayers and wishes and I appreciate God for sparing my life to this day. This is a very strong message to my lieutenants and I believe they now know the result of hard work. I came to Borno as DSP, ASP, SP and CSP, and now ACP; these wouldn’t have been possible if one is not committed. It is very clear that all promotions come with their challenges and I am prepared to confront all commitments associated with this rank. We are not going to relent, because to whom much is given much more is expected; this is a call for greater responsibility.``