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Arase welcomes UN partnership to defeat terrorism

19 October 2015, 06:57Emeka Okonkwo

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


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