Abuja - Inspector-General of Police, Solomon
Arase, has welcomed the collaborations with international partners in
eliminating the Boko Haram scourge.
He expressed confidence in such partnerships during a
recently-held meeting with the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations
Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, Weixiong Chen, at the Force
Headquarters in Abuja.
Olabisi Kolawole, Force Public Relations Officer, said
the visit, which was at the instance of the National Security Adviser to the
Government, Major-General Babagana Monguno, discussed amongst other things the
identification of technical assistance needs.
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Receiving Chen and his entourage, the IGP said what the
Nigeria Police Force needed at present to combat terrorism was capacity
building, international police cooperation, mechanism for coordination of
operational activities of all law enforcement agencies with a counter-terrorism
mandate and institutionalisation of mechanism.
Responding, Chen said he was in the office of the IGP to
identify specific needs of the Nigeria Police Force with a view to channelling
it to the United Nations.
“Thanking Mr. Chen for the honour of visiting
the Nigeria Police Force, IGP Solomon Arase said partnership with international
organizations such as the United Nations is a welcome development in the fight
against terrorism,” said Kolawole.
- CAJ News