Men of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force(MOPOL) deployed in Mogadishu, Somalia with the AMISOM Formed Police Unit stand around a Streit Spartan Mk.II APC
PHOTO CREDIT: AU-UN IST PHOTO/TOBIN JONES
A Nigerian Deputy Commissioner of
Police, Subair Olusola Kamar, has been
appointed by the ECOWAS Commission as the Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of the African-led International
Assistance Mission to Mali (AFISMA). He is expected to assume duties at the end of February. The appointment was based on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.
Until his appointment, Kamar was the DCP Administration in the Department of Training at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. A graduate of the University of Paris VIII, in St Denis, France, he is bilingual in both English and French. Kamar, according to a statement from the Police spokesman, Frank Mba, has served in various strategic positions not only in Nigeria but in the UN where he
distinguished himself in the UN Preventive Deployment Force(UNPREDEP) in the Republic of Macedonia and the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).
Mba also said that the Inspector-General
of Police has authorized the deployment
of seven (7)Individual Police Officers(IPO) and One Formed Police Unit (FPU)
comprising one hundred and forty (140)
personnel to Mali in support of AFISMA
operations aimed at restoring peace and security to the strife-torn country.
Nigeria Police Force, at the moment has about eight hundred international
peacekeepers in many countries of the
world namely: Liberia, Haiti, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, East Timor, Cote D’voire,Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea Bissau.