IGP Adamu to host first edition of INTERPOL Week, to tackle trans-border crimes


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, will for the first time in Nigeria’s history, host the INTERPOL Week, in a bid to tackle trans-border crimes, in collaboration with other African countries.

According to the Force Headquarters: “This is in line with his unalloyed commitment to drive global collaboration towards effectively addressing prevailing and emerging crimes, such as terrorism, violent extremism, kidnapping, arms smuggling, and illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons, cybercrime, cattle rustling, human trafficking, maritime insecurity, herders and farmers’ conflict, among others, in Nigeria, the Sahel region and other countries in the African continent.”

In statement sent to TOS TV, by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, he said: “The event, tagged: “A Safer World”, will be held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, from the 23rd – 29th August, 2019.

“The INTERPOL Week, which will have in attendance the National Central Bureau (NCB), focal Officers from the 194 INTERPOL member countries, Security Experts from across the globe, other Security and Safety Agencies in Nigeria, including the NDLEA, EFCC, NIS, NCS, NAPTIP, and NAFDAC, is targeted at fine-tuning the existing working partnerships amongst Security organisations within and outside Nigeria, with a view to improving on the security situation in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

“It is the expectation of the IGP, that at the end of the week-long colloquium, the competences and capacities of the participants would have been greatly enhanced towards effectively addressing the challenges of policing in the 21st century”, Mba stated.