Abba Kyari, an Assistant police commissioner of Lagos State, labelled ‘Nigeria’s Jack Bauer‘ due to his effort in bringing high-profile hoodlums and criminals to justice celebrated his 42nd birthday few days ago.
Abba 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, Evans in Lagos.
He took to social media to share photos from the celebration and wrote:
‘Grateful to GOD Almighty for Adding Another Year today. Birthday cakes from my kids and Younger brother Farouk Kyari.
My Sincere appreciation to all my Friends, Colleaugues, Family members and Well Wishers, Am Grateful for all your support, Kind and Encouraging words for our efforts in trying to make our country Safe.
May GOD bless us all and May our Country be the greatest Country on earth, Ameen’
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Before his promotion, while he was head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, Abba Kyari became heavily celebrated for the strategies he adopted in crime prevention in the state.
The police officer who had 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, won many cases against criminals.
One of such was the rescue of some kidnapped school children in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. He was celebrated by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and Nigerians after the students regained freedom.
Apart from his success in Lagos as head of SARS for four years, Kyari led the team that rescued the mother of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, former finance minister when she was abducted in Ogwuashi-Uku in Delta state.
Jide Ojo, better known as Marvelous, Buhari Hamadola, Hassan Oseni, Micheal Ojeabulu,Endurance Eke and Ibrahim Abubakar were all arrested.
Abba Kyari is also linked to the arrest of Olanrewaju John, also called Pastor, Okunola Saheed and Saheed Adekunle after they attacked a bureau de change in the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, in 2013.