Tuesday

Nigeria, FBI, CIA To Fight Boko-haram

In an attempt to stop the insecurity that is being posed
to Nigeria by the Boko Haram Sect, the Inspector
General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has sought
for collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), New York Police
Department, United Nations and other United States
security agencies.
The Inspector General of Police who has been on a
working visit to the United States since last week told
Nigeria's officials at the embassy in Washington, DC at
a briefing that his meetings with various security
agencies in America were aimed at achieving the
required support from the international security agencies
and other multilateral bodies, particularly in the area of
intelligence gathering, intelligence sharing, exchange
programmes, combating terrorism, peace-keeping
operations and capacity building,
especially on training, manpower and infrastructural
development for the Nigeria Police Force.
He said that he believed that insecurity would become a
forgotten phase in Nigeria with the new collaboration of
the the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA), New York Police Department,
United Nations and other United States security
agencies.
Saying that the security challenges that Nigeria is facing
today is applicable to all countries in the world,
Abubakar noted that the federal government was doing
greatly to ensure that the country becomes very safe for
both its citizens and foreigners.
He however urged Nigerian living in the United States to
ensure that they come home to join force with the
Nigerian government in the government's efforts to
make the country a crime-free nation. IG Abubakar
pressed further that his working visit and meetings with
United States security chiefs had given him a vast
knowledge on how to make Nigeria free in the hands of
Boko Haram's terrorists.
He also made it known that all the security
agencies that he met both in New York and
Washington, DC had pledged their supports and
collaboration to ensure that Boko Haram and other
terrorist group do not have a place to stay in Nigeria.
His words: "My meetings went very well, I sought better
ways of collaboration between the US security and the
Nigerian security, even the Nigerian government as a
whole.
We had meetings that have to do with sharing of
intelligence information and support for fighting crimes
and criminality in the world particularly terrorism.
On the issue of state police, the Inspector-General said
that he was against the idea from the beginning
because he was aware that some state governors would
surely use the agency, if created, to intimidate their
opponents. He added that this would cause more
security problems for the country.
On the allegation that some senior police officers want
to sell the new police uniforms to junior officers, the
police chief said: "You cannot sell any police uniform
because there are lots of things surrounding it which i
will not even have to disclose because it has security
implication on it. So it is not possible for any officer to
sell the
new uniform, and if you see anyone selling it, then you
have to know that he is selling the fake ones".
On the report that policemen have been
preventing members of the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) from embarking on protests in some
states in Nigeria, IG Abubakar said that there was no
way any police could stop people from embarking on
any peaceful protest.

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