History is made as the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu hosts Nigeria’s first-ever INTERPOL Week, starting Friday, August 23.
A statement made available to The Dream Daily Newspaper in Abuja by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba reads:
“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, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni, will, for the first time in Nigeria’s history, host the INTERPOL Week. The event, tagged “A Safer World” will be held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja from the 23rd – 29th August, 2019.
“The INTERPOL week, which 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, 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.
“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.”