In a bid to strengthen its cybersecurity arsenal, the Nigeria Police Force has partnered with the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Public Security to conduct a two-week seminar on Combating Cybercrime. The workshop, held from October 29th to November 11th, 2023, saw fifteen (15) NPF contingents gain valuable insights into cybercrime prevention and detection.
This initiative, stemming from the Inspector General of Police’s earlier visit to China, was organized by the Third Institute of the Ministry of Public Security, PR China, and co-organized by the Shanghai Institute of Science & Technology Management. The seminar aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills base of Nigeria Police Officers in tackling cyber threats, covering various aspects of cybersecurity, including Zero Trust, Network Security Level Protection Management, Methods of Strategic Intelligence Analysis, and Analysis of Electronic Data Forensics.
Led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Musa Danko, the Nigerian contingent expressed gratitude for the opportunity to learn from the Chinese success story in combating cybercrime. Notable experts such as Song HaoHao, John Homan, Cheng Xin, and Zhao Jinping shared their knowledge, providing a multidisciplinary perspective on cybercrimes. The workshop not only strengthened the collaboration between the Nigerian and Chinese law enforcement agencies but also deepened understanding of the evolving landscape of cyber threats.
Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, extended gratitude to the Republic of China for sponsoring the program, imparting crucial cybersecurity knowledge to Nigeria Police Officers. Pledging unalloyed collaboration with China in security and intelligence sharing, the IGP congratulated the contingents on expanding their knowledge and urged them to apply their experiences effectively in combating cybercrime, contributing to the nation’s security efforts.