NIGERIA POLICE PARTNER BRITAIN AND SWISS ON ANTI-KIDNAP STRATEGIES
Following the alarming rate of kidnapping in some parts of the country, the leadership of Nigerian Police Force initiated counter kidnapping training workshop for its officers in partnership with British and Swiss Special units
A statement in this regard, signed by ACP Olabisi Kolawole, FPRO said, “In furtherance of the Nigeria Police Force efforts at addressing the current security challenges in the country, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Monday declared open a counter-kidnap seminar organised by the British High Commission, with the trainers drawn from United Kingdom Anti-kidnapping Agency and the Swiss Crisis Management Unit.
The IGP stated that the training programme was being organised to boost the capabilities of the Nigeria Police particularly now that the country is battling the menace of kidnapping across the country.
While restating his commitment to continue to drive reforms and strategic transformation of the Force in order to reposition for efficiency and effectiveness in its service delivery, the IGP advised against payment of ransom to kidnappers by victims’ families.
The facilitators led by John Branney of the National Crime Agency – UK and Matthias Herter of Swiss Crisis Management Unit promised to deliver the training using United Nation’s kidnap manual which is used in Europe and other parts of the world, adding that the workshop will benefit the Nigeria Police Force tremendously.
The workshop will last for five days.
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