• Fri. May 24th, 2024

Nigeria’s Police Force Bolsters Ties With UK’s National Crime Agency To Enhance Crime Fighting Capabilities


In a significant step to advance crime prevention in Nigeria, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, hosted a high-level meeting with Mr. Graeme Biggar, the Director General of the UK National Crime Agency, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. The meeting focused on strengthening the ongoing partnership between the Nigerian Police and the UK agency, particularly in the areas of training and combating complex crimes like kidnapping and cybercrime.

The session was attended by key figures including the National Vice President of Interpol, Garba Baba Umar, and the Head of NPF-NCCC, CP Henry Uche, indicating the high priority placed on international cooperation to enhance policing capabilities.

IGP Egbetokun discussed the existing collaborations with the UK agency that have supported the Nigerian Police in the past. He emphasized the need for continuous training and support to address the evolving landscape of crime and criminality, especially in tackling kidnapping and cyber-related offenses.

On his part, DG Biggar reassured the Nigerian Police of the UK government’s commitment to providing ongoing support. He highlighted that the UK would continue to offer advanced training and developmental courses to Nigerian officers, aiming to boost their effectiveness in crime prevention and enforcement.

The IGP reiterated his administration’s dedication to engaging in productive collaborations with international agencies. He stressed that enhancing training and re-training for officers is crucial to effectively tackle the challenges of policing in Nigeria.

The commitment from both leaders to fortify this international partnership underscores a mutual understanding of the complexities of modern-day law enforcement and the benefits of cross-border cooperation in making communities safer.

This initiative is expected to result in more robust crime-fighting strategies and enhanced security operations across Nigeria, reflecting a proactive approach to law enforcement and public safety.

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