IGP Receives UN Deputy Executive Director Of Counter Terrorism

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  • Seeks Assistance in Capacity Building

IGPThe Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, Mr Weixiong Chen on October 15, 2015 paid a courtesy call on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM, in his office at the Force Headquarters.

The visit which was at the instance of the National Security Adviser to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria discussed amongst other things the identification of technical assistance needs.


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Receiving Mr. Chen and his entourage, the IGP said what the Nigeria Police Force need at present to combat terrorism is capacity building, International Police Cooperation, Mechanism for coordination of operational activities of all law enforcement agencies with a counter-terrorism mandate and institutionalization of mechanism.

Responding, Mr Weixiong Chen said he was in the office of the IGP to identify specific needs of the Nigeria Police Force with a view to channeling 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.





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