Nigeria Police to establish Peacekeeping Institute

The police spokesperson said this in a statement.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, on Wednesday announced plans by the Nigeria Police to establish a Peacekeeping Institute in the Nigerian capital.

In a statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the institute will be saddled with the responsibility of training and preparing Nigeria Police officers for “Regional, Continental and Global Peace Keeping Operations.”

The announcement of the institute was disclosed by Mr. Mohammed while receiving the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa and Head of United Nations office for West Africa, Said Djinnit.

Mr. Mohammed said the institute, which will be opened to police officers from neighbouring countries will also train officers on conflict resolution, disaster management, humanitarian support operations, global best practices in policing, among others.

Mr. Djinnit, who expressed his solidarity and the support of the United Nations to officers of the Nigeria police, said the UN is ever ready to help Nigerian security forces in carrying out their constitutional duties.

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