Nigeria Police Sends Personnel To Pakistan For Counter-Terrorism Training

Channels Television  
Updated February 19, 2014

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), M.D Abubakar, and the Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lt. Gen (Rtd) Muhammed Ashraf Saleem, have pledged mutual collaboration and assistance for each other in tackling, headlong, security challenges such as terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping and other crimes and criminality besetting Nigeria and Pakistan,

The pledge was made on Wednesday, February 19, at the Force Headquarters Abuja during the courtesy visit of the Pakistani High Commissioner to the IGP.

The IGP also announced that the first batch of 10 Nigeria Police Officers would be leaving Nigeria to Pakistan for extensive training on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency as well as Bomb Diffusion and Disposal.

Similarly, the Pakistani Police personnel are also expected in Nigeria to participate in specialised training at the Police Intelligence Institute.

 It will be recalled that the IGP had just returned from a-seven day working visit to Pakistan where he engaged in serious security discussions with Pakistani Police Chiefs and stakeholders on possible areas of collaboration and areas of support for each other especially in the area of capacity building, specialised training, intelligence sharing and exchange of logistics.

Meanwhile, the High Commissioner has lauded this new initiative, noting that both countries have similar challenges and therefore must support each other.