Police In Nigeria Partner Foreign Nations To Check Kidnapping

Community Policing-policeThe Nigeria Police Force has announced partnership with the United Kingdom, China, Italy and the United States of America to address the challenges of kidnapping and other organised crimes.

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, said some police officers were currently undergoing relevant training in these countries to learn about the dynamics of modern organised crimes.

The Police Chief announced the partnership at a meeting with Police Commissioners in Abuja held to evaluate recent trends of criminality in Nigeria, with a view to finding solution to them.

The meeting is coming on the heels of a call on the government by the Primate of the Anglican Communion to treat the rising cases of kidnapping as a national emergency.

On Monday, Nigeria and Italy signed an agreement on intelligence sharing, capacity building and provision of logistics that would enhance the operations of the Force.

The signing of the agreement was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Italian Prime Minister, Mr Matteo Renzi, in the State House in Abuja on Monday.

Buhari Congratulates Nigeria’s Special Athletes

buhariNigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated the Nigerian team at the just concluded Special Olympics which took place in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari praised the team of 42 athletes for their diligence and dedication, that led to the acquisition of 71 medals at the games.

“These victories are a reflection of the true spirit of Nigeria.

“Despite whatever challenges we face individually or as a people, we know that we can still overcome them and excel,” President Buhari said.

He added that the country was particularly proud of the athletes for winning a medal in every single event featured at the Games.

“Our special athletes have indeed proved themselves special.

“Nigeria’s team to the Special Olympics has given us all a reason to smile and celebrate. I look forward to celebrating with the entire team at the State House in Abuja,” President Buhari said.

The President added that at a time like this, when his government is working hard to correct past mistakes, it was encouraging to receive such good news.