NIGERIA POLICE FORCE TO ESTABLISH PEACEKEEPING INSTITUTE ; COMMENCE AIRLIFT OF MEN AND MATERIEL TO MALI

A Nigerian MOPOL cop of the AMISOM Formed Police Unit on night-time patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia

A Nigerian MOPOL cop of the AMISOM Formed Police Unit on night-time patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia

THE GUARDIAN
POSTED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH, 2013

The Nigeria Police Force has concluded plans to establish Peacekeeping Institute to be located in Abuja.Inspector General of Police of (IGP),
Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this on
Tuesday while receiving the Special
Representative of the UN Secretary-
General (SRSG) for West Africa and Head
of United Nations office for West Africa (UNOWA) Dakar, Ambassador Said
Djinnit.

According him: “The Peace Keeping
Institute will be saddled with the
responsibility of training and preparing
Nigerian police officers for Regional,
Continental and Global Peace Keeping
Operations. “The institute will also train police officers on issues like conflict resolution, disaster management, humanitarian support operations, global best practices in policing and will also be opened to police officers from neighboring countries.”

Speaking, Amb. Djinnit said that UN was
fully disposed to helping Nigerian security forces in the area of carrying out their constitutional duties. He commended the efforts and commitments of Nigeria police officers
serving in various peacekeeping
operations across the world, stressing
that he was very proud of the
contribution of Nigeria to peacekeeping operations.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police has begun
the airlift of its peacekeepers and
equipment to Mali. The airlift
operation started on Sunday 9th of June
9.

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6 Responses to NIGERIA POLICE FORCE TO ESTABLISH PEACEKEEPING INSTITUTE ; COMMENCE AIRLIFT OF MEN AND MATERIEL TO MALI

  1. Akin Oges says:

    I sure hope NPF is using United Nigeria Airways… It will add real colour to see our “GALLANT MOPOL” step out from an airliner covered in Nigerian livery.

  2. yagazie says:

    The Army already has a UN peace keeping training facility based in Abuja. Why can’t the Police use that – albeit with courses tailor made for their needs? The Police setting up their own institute looks like an unecessary duplication of functions/efforts.

    • Donian007 says:

      GO NPF! GO FOR VICTORY!

    • igbi says:

      I don’t think it is a good thing to make the army and the police as independent as possible.
      Moreover, I think it is better if the police could be proffessional enough to give efficient training to its officers on its own.

  3. G8T Nigeria says:

    Good one but i prefere we strenghten our Police Colleges to produce officers of worthy characters.

    • ifiok umoeka says:

      Roger that. The military facilities may only accommodate small spec ops type police training, that way no one force erodes the operational effectiveness of the other

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