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Nigeria to host West African police chiefs


New Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

New Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

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Consequent upon the decision reached at the 85th Interpol General Assembly which held between November 7 and 10, 2016 in Bali, Indonesia, Nigeria is to host the next meeting of West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) in Abuja.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, had led a delegation consisting of the Comptroller General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede, Commissioner of Police Interpol, Subair Olusola, Director General, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Alhaji Abdallah and Interpol System Consultant, Chikwe Udensi, to the Indonesian conference as part of efforts at ensuring that Nigeria remains an integral part of the global policing system.

The meeting holds once yearly among the 190 Interpol member nations and is attended by Ministers of Security, police chiefs and law enforcement agencies. Interpol means International Police.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by Force Public Relations Officer, Don N. Awunah, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), said the theme of the event was “setting a global roadmap for international policing”.

Also yesterday, the IGP said the nation, will this year, have its best Christmas period ever, given the drop in crime rate.He spoke at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport  (MMIA), Lagos on his return from Indonesia.

“From all indications, we are having the best Christmas period this year because the crime rate seems to be under control,”
 he remarked.

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