An operative of the Police Counter Terrorist Unit stands in front of a Landcruiser truck
NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
31 DECEMBER, 2013
THE Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Abubakar, said on Tuesday that more than 4,000 police officers were serving in various peacekeeping missions worldwide.
Abubakar made the statement in Abuja when he addressed 450 police officers deployed for peace support operations in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He said that the officers were serving in missions of the UN, Africa Union, ECOWAS and many others.
He said the police had upgraded their
training level and achieved 85 percent of contingent-owned equipment all over the missions. “We have replaced all the equipment that were not working because you cannot take officers and men and send them to a mission area that is very challenging security wise. “Without equipment, that means you are telling them to go and die and that is why you have minimal number of accidents in terms of those who are performing outside, ‘’ he said.
Abubakar said that the UN was very
happy with Nigeria and they also
appreciated what the country was doing in terms of peace support missions. He urged the officers and men that were being deployed to be good ambassadors of the country and Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
“I want to tell you that there is no
monkey style and there is no half
measure, you must do your best and
continue to be excellent ambassadors of this country as you have always been. “In our own commitment, we shall continue to give you all the necessary facilities and equipment, welfare and motivation to make you the best in the world,’’ Abubakar said.
Also the IGP received the Golden Star
Award for Exemplary Leadership in
National Service by Security Watch. He dedicated the award to all officers and men of NPF, especially those who
lost their lives in the course of duty.