Commander of AFRICOM Visits Nigeria Inspector General of Police

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General Thomas D. Waldhauser, the commander of United States Africa Command, AFRICOM, has paid a courtesy call on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of Police, IGP.

In his remarks, the commander, AFRICOM stressed the importance of Nigeria in Africa and pointed out the key roles the Nigeria Police Force has been playing in securing the nation and the continent as well.

General Waldhauser emphasised the need for co-operation and partnership between AFRICOM and the Nigeria Police Force. The AFRICOM Commander also informed the IGP of his interest in the activities of the Nigeria Police Force in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

Responding, Ibrahim welcomed the U.S delegation and expressed his delight to have them at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters. He also acquainted his guests with the chains of command, numerical strength and spread of the Nigeria Police Force across the country.

The IGP informed the U.S delegation that the Nigeria Police Force has been working side by side with the Nigerian Military to bring lasting peace to the North-East region. He added that this is evident in the deployment of a large number of Police personnel including the Explosive Ordinance Department, EOD, throughout the North-East and all other parts of the country to check terrorism and insurgency.

He thanked the American delegation for their support and assured them of continuous cooperation between Nigeria Police Force and AFRICOM, according to a statement by Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer.

Feb 22, 2017 @ 9:18 GMT

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