IGP embarks on 4-day official visit to Italy in search of strategies for better policing

Posted by News Express | 28 January 2016 | 2,056 times

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Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has embarked on a four-day official visit to Italy. Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole said that the visit, which commenced from Tuesday January 26, is at the invitation of the Italian Government and was initiated to demonstrate the Italian Government’s willingness to support the Federal Government of Nigeria towards enhancing the capacity of the Nigeria Police, particularly, in the area of intelligence, special operations and investigations.

“The visit will provide a unique opportunity for the Inspector-General of Police to highlight the efforts of the Federal Government towards repositioning the Force and situating their operations within the dictates of rule of law and best international policing practices, especially now that the Force is preparing to restore civil authority in the areas liberated from insurgents in the North-East region of Nigeria. Areas of bilateral cooperation and interventions will also be extensively explored,” ACP Olabisi Kolawole said in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.

She disclosed that while in Italy, the IGP will meet with the Head of Italian Carabinieri Corps, Head of Italian National Police, Head of Carabinieri Investigation Unit, Head of Carabinieri Special Operations Unit, and the Head of Italian General Detective Unit.

“He will also visit and interact with the leadership of the Intelligence Analysis facility of the Italian Police and engage with the Executives of Berretta Firearms Manufacturing Company all in an effort to build international partnership and support for the enhancement of the intelligence, operations and investigation capacity of the Nigeria Police as well as explore opportunities for specialised trainings for the Force,” the Force PRO said.

IGP Arase is expected conclude the visit tomorrow, January 30.

Source: News Express

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