Eneh John

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do”. –Anonymous
Nigeria’s finest detective and crime fighter, Abba Kyari has become a household name in Nigeria today. Solving unresolved crime and kidnapping cases has become his hallmark. In eight months, Kyari has been promoted from a Chief Superintendent of Police, to a Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Earning two promotions in eight months as a well deserved form of encouragement to service delivery from the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission is highly commendable.

The future looks brighter for the young officer, who was enlisted in the Nigeria Police in year 2000, after his graduation from the University of Maiduguri, where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography.

Special appreciation must also go to the team working with Abba Kyari at the Intelligence Response Team(IRT), for without them, Abba’s exploits may have been sabotaged or be in futility.

He recently came again to National prominence, when he led members of his team to capture Nigeria’s wanted billionaire kidnap kingpin, known as Evans. It is no doubt that, the Nigerian police, today, could boast of intelligent men like Kyari. It did not just happen, but it has been by dint of hard work and commitment to duty.

If thirty percent of the men in the Nigerian police could be as effective and dogged the way Abba is, Nigeria as a society, would have been wearing another look in the eyes of the masses.

It is our collective belief that, Abba Kyari, will someday, become the Inspector General of police in Nigeria. While giving kudos to the current Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for his commitment to fighting crime, and also giving men like Kyari to rise to greatness in their jobs.

We see a Nigerian Police in future; headed by Abba Kyari, get involved in detailed and thorough investigations, discovery of naturally endowed detectives, trained and civil policemen.
With his rapid rise in ranks, it will not be too long for Kyari to take over the mantle of leadership of the police in the nearest future.
Fighting Kyari in the police is like fighting God. Although Kyari may have hios challenges and shortcomings, including haters, but one thing that cannot be taken away from him, is his steadfastness and loyalty to duty.

He has given the Nigerian police a new look and rebranding. Today, we celebrate him, not as a policeman, but as an Ambassador of peace, who has brought joy and smiles to the faces of different families he may not have known.

Far in the North, East, West and South, DCP Abba Kyari, I want you to know that the Nigerian people love you. That we stand by you. The Media is with you. Keep doing good in your little ways, and may God guide you aright.

Let me borrow the last words of the gallant soldier who died in the hands of boko haram, in the cause of serving this great country, Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, he said, “I don’t think I will make it. I’m proud to have diligently carried out my duty, thereby paying the supreme price. I pray that Nigerians remember my sacrifice to the Nation.” Even in death, we remember Colonel Abu.

As you live on Kyari, forget about the people who envy you, and remember always, that the masses are with you, in the cause of your service to this great Nation Nigeria.
Twenty one gun salute to Nigeria’s future Inspector General, Abba Kyari. We celebrate you today and always.


Eneh John is an Investigative Journalist, Human Rights Activist and Editor of Trail Reporters News

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