Labelled as ‘Nigeria’s Jack Bauer‘, Abba Kyari, 43-year-old Assistant Commissioner of Police has been able to carve a niche for himself in the Nigerian Police Force due to his effort in bringing high-profile hoodlums and criminals to justice.
Kyari who is the youngest high-ranking police officer in Nigeria most recently was instrumental to the arrest of the country’s most notorious and wanted kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka “Evans in Lagos last year.
Kyari, who is also the head of the Nigerian Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT), among his peers stands tall and represents hard work, diligence, bravery and hope.
Aside Evans which is his most celebrated exploit in recent times, the fearless police officer is also directly connected with the capture of notorious criminals like Abiodun Ogunjobi, also known as Godogodo, China, Nnamdi, Yemi Boss, Abdullahi, Victor and Vampire.
Born in Maiduguri, Borno State, Kyari is a graduate of Geography from the University of Maiduguri.
He did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Akwa Ibom State in 1998 and joined the Nigeria Police Force as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 2000.
Kyari joined the Police Mobile Force, popularly known as Mopol in 2005 and was there for about five years until his posting to Lagos Command in October 2010. He was deployed as the second in command (2/IC) to SARS and later became the OC SARS on January 15, 2011.
It was said that the then Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, who decorated him with several awards, resisted ceaseless attempts by the Police high Command to have Kyari redeployed out of Lagos. This was on account of his amazing achievements in combating the menace of armed robbery and kidnapping in Lagos.
After completing his training in the Police Academy Wudil Kano, Kyari was posted to Adamawa State where he served in Song, Girei and Numan Local Government Area with remarkable successes in crime bursting.
He stood out when he led the arrest of a notorious armed robber called, ‘Ndagi’ a.k.a Spirit. Spirit held Numan, the third biggest town in Adamawa State hostage for several years before his eventual arrest. From then, there was no looking back for this intelligent officer with a sharp investigative mind and sometimes deadly courage.