It was reported that fifteen officers of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF are currently in China, undergoing training on cyber crimes sponsored by the Chinese Government.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun revealed this at the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of Senior Police Officers Conference and Retreat, held in Owerri, Imo State capital on Monday.
Egbetokun noted that security training would equip the participants, who departed the country on Saturday, with modern security strategies needed to help combat terrorism and sophisticated crimes in the country.
He said, “Recognizing the international and cross-border nature of major crimes and the need for more collaboration with our partners, I have vigorously engaged international partners to create synergy in combating major crimes.
“In recent weeks, I attended the Global Public Security Cooperation Conference in China and engaged with the Chinese officials led by the Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China.
“The visit to China has attracted greater support from the Chinese government for the Nigeria Police Force. This is evidenced in the immediate action taken by the Chinese government to extend an invitation to the Nigeria Police to train fifteen (15) of our Officers in Cyber Crime in China to be fully sponsored by the Chinese government.
He continued, “however, I attended the African Global Interpol Conference in Angola and had the opportunity of engaging with the hierarchy of INTERPOL on the need to strengthen existing synergy between the Nigeria Police and the INTERPOL concerning trans-border crimes.
“This has brought about a renewed commitment with INTERPOL and partnership with other global players. We have secured the commitment of INTERPOL to greater support for the Force and increased partnership with Nigeria, as demonstrated by the physical presence here today of the president of INTERPOL Major General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi, from the United Arab Emirate.”