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Insecurity: IGP to host 2019 INTERPOL week

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, will for the first time in Nigeria’s history, host the INTERPOL Week from the 23rd  to 29th August, 2019. 

According to a statement by the Force spokesperson, Frank Mba on Wednesday, the event is targeted at fine-tuning the existing working partnerships amongst security organizations within and outside Nigeria with a view to improving on the security situation in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

With the theme, “A Safer World” the INTERPOL week will have in attendance the National Central Bureau (NCB) focal officers from the 194 INTERPOL member countries, security experts from across the globe, other security and safety agencies in Nigeria including the NDLEA, EFCC, NIS, NCS, NAPTIP and NAFDAC.

Mba said the event is in line with the IGPs 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.

Others are, 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.

According to tge statement, the IGP expects that at the end of the week-long colloquium, which will be held at the international Conference centre. Abuja, thr competences and capacities of the participants would have been greatly enhanced towards effectively addressing the challenges of policing in the 21st century.   

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