Nigeria police officers honoured in Dubai

The Ogun State Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force has bagged an award for the Most
Outstanding Crime Bursting Police Command in West Africa.

The award was given by the Security Watch Africa at its 11th Lectures and Awards ceremony held at Al Ghurair Hotel and Event Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates ,from November 25 to 27.

At the opening lecture, papers were presented by scholars on the need to tackle the insurgency ravaging several parts of Africa.

The event was attended by security experts and officials from Africa including a two-time Chief of Defence Staff of Ghana, Joseph Nunoo-Mensa; a former Ghanaian president of the Economic Community of West Africa States, James Gbeho; and the Nigeria Inspector General of Police represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Lagos, Umar Manko. The Sokoto State Governor was represented by his Commissioner for Information, Danladi Bakko.

Apart from the award for the Ogun Police Command, other’s honoured with different awards include the command’s spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi; Mr. Manko; the officer in charge Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ogun State, Mohammed Tijani; and the Commissioners of Police in Kano, Sokoto and Katsina.

In his acceptance speech, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, appreciated the organisers and dedicated the awards to officers of the Ogun Command, both slain and serving.

The Chief Executive Officer of Security Watch Africa, Patrick Agbamu, in his remark at the end of the three-day ceremony, appreciated all participants for their belief in Security Watch Africa.

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