Insecurity: Police to host 194 Interpol focal officers

As part of measures to address regional insecurity and enhance collaboration among security agencies, the Nigeria Police Force will from August 23-29,2019,  host the Interpol Week for the first time in the country.

About 194 focal officers from Interpol member countries were expected at the event tagged “A Safer World,” which would hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, that various security agencies including the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Nigeria Immigration Service and others would participate in the event.

The programme, it added, was targeted at fine-tuning the existing working partnerships amongst security organizations within and outside Nigeria.

The statement said, “In line with his unalloyed commitment to drive global collaboration towards effectively addressing prevailing and emerging crimes such as terrorism, violent extremism, kidnapping, arms smuggling and illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons, cybercrime, cattle rustling, human trafficking, maritime insecurity, herders and farmers’ conflict amongst others in Nigeria, the Sahel region and other countries in the African continent, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu will, for the first time in Nigeria’s history, host the Interpol week.”

“It is the expectation of the IGP that at the end of the week-long colloquium, the competences and capacities of the participants would have been greatly enhanced towards effectively addressing the challenges of policing in the 21st century,” it noted.
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