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Police marks INTERPOL week

The Federal government has pledged to further strengthen its collaboration with the international security organisations to unravel security challenges bedeviling the country.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Dingyadi stated this at the opening Ceremony of this year’s INTERPOL Week held in Abuja.

Alhaji Dingyadi explained that, Nigeria has been facing series of criminal security challenges ranging from terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, proliferation of arms and other crimes.

He expressed believe that with Interpol as a global police organisation with membership from 194 countries would track the activities of criminals in the country.

The Minister of Police Affairs said in view of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to reposition the police for better service delivery, his Ministry would ensure that necessary tools and equipment needed by police is secured to take policing to the next level.

The Inspector General of police Muhammad Adamu maintained that the week long activities of the Interpol week which was first of its kind was designed to improve the competence and capacity building of participants towards addressing the challenges across the globe.

The event themed “Connecting Police for a Safer World” was also featured with the ground breaking ceremony of a 7 story building as Interpol corporate Headquarters to be located in Abuja.

Hassan Hussain

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