IGP MEETS LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE COUNTER TERRORISM COMMAND

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM mni, has
embarked on an official visit to London on the invitation of SO15, the
London Metropolitan Police Service.

The SO15 is part of the
Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command that works for the
protection of London and the United Kingdom, against threats of
terrorism.

This visit is part of the gains of the International
donor platform established by the IGP on assumption of office in June,
2016 to empower Police personnel in modern techniques of fighting
organized crimes.

Although terrorism is being rapidly degraded in
Nigeria, owing to the steadfastness of the Nigerian security system,
there are collateral challenges confronting the nation such as kidnap
for ransom, ethnic clashes and politically motivated murder.

The visit will discuss areas of provision of working tools and capacity building

Contrary
to the compelling objectives of the planned visit, however, some
sections of the Nigerian online and print media are disseminating
invented and incorrect stories, and misrepresenting facts regarding the
official visit of the IGP to the United Kingdom.

For the
avoidance of doubt, the IGP did not lead “a high powered delegation” to
visit President Mohammadu Buhari, who is on vacation in London. The
visit of IGP to London while the President is on vacation is merely
coincidental.

Indeed, the present visit to the United Kingdom by
the IGP will not be the first time the nation’s top security chief will
be consolidating on pre-existing protocols and collaborations with
other countries across the world, in the quest for a more secure Nigeria
and by extension, a safer world.

The media is once again
enjoined to always cross check their facts rather than hide under the
convenient guise of “unconfirmed sources,” to peddle mischief and
mislead the public.

The Nigeria Police Force will continue to partner with the media in the attainment of National Security Goals

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