IGP parleys Israeli govt on training, capacity building

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In a bid to improve operations of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) the acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has engaged the Ambassador of Isreal to Nigeria, His Excellency Michael Freeman, and his entourage at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a press statement, on Tuesday, said: “The acting IGP Kayode Egbetokun, today, Tuesday, September 12, 2023, played host to the Isreali Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Ambassador Michael Freeman, and his entourage in his abuja office.

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“The IGP seized the opportunity to brief the Ambassador about the new Nigeria Police Special Intervention Squad (SIS) which is the pet project of the IGP to tackle crimes and criminality, including violent crimes across the country.

“He admonished the ambassador to initiate collaborative agenda in the areas of training and retraining, cross-fertilising ideas, intelligence gathering, and improved human capacity building.” 

The spokesperson said the visitor in his response, appreciated the IGP and assured the Nigeria Police of the Isreali government’s support in all areas to improve policing system in Nigeria.

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He said the meeting had in attendance the Deputy Isreali Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E Inbar Lipman Garden, members of the Police Force Management team, and other senior officers of the NPF.

Meanwhile, Adejobi said the IGP in the same vein, today, charged commanders of the Special Protection Unit (SPU) to be more professional and dedicated to duties with a view to standardising escort and guard duties which are statutorily their responsibility.

He said the IGP made the call today while addressing the commanders of the SPU at a meeting, held at the IGPs conference Hall, 7th Floor, Louis Edet House, FHQ, Abuja.

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He said the IGP warned the personnel of the unit against reckless, inappropriate and illegal activities such as improper dressing, high-handedness, drunkenness, etc, while on duty as the Force will henceforth take due disciplinary action on any unethical act capable of denting the image of the Force.

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