NIS records major success in global stolen, lost travel documents


THE Nigeria Immigration Service INTERPOL i-24/7 Desk a major INTERPOL system supporting arm manned by officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the unit in the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja has successfully uploaded about 15,000 Stolen and Lost Travel Documents, STLD, to INTERPOL Global System, IPSG, in Lyon, France seamlessly and successfully on Monday, September  7, 2020.

This integration, according to INTERPOL Police Global System, IPSG, is the first in Africa and 54th in the World by implication and this feat has enabled Nigeria to upload all SLTD to IPSG-Lyon, France through a secure channel.

A statement signed by James Sunday, Service Public Relations Officer, NIS, said that the success was achieved with the immense support of the INTERPOL GLOBAL SYSTEM, IPSG, United States National Central Bureau, USNCB, Washington, National Central Bureau, NCB, Abuja and the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, team.

It added that the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede was updated in a brief on this development by the team in view of the report received of the success so far recorded and the placement of Nigeria as the first in Africa and 54th in the world by the Interpol Global system Index confirming the successful integration and uploading of such quantity of Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) among member nations on the Interpol Global System,

“The Nigerian SLTD detection and tracking system, domiciled at the Nigeria Immigration Service, Headquarters, has successfully yielded result and worth appreciating by Nigerians and the global community in an effort put in place by the Service team to rid the world of attempts and deliberate acts leading to identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using Stolen and Lost Travel Documents,” the statement added.

– Sept. 9, 2020 @15:45 GMT |

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