Police partner UK agency over kidnapping

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has organized a counter-kidnap seminar in conjunction with the British High Commission in Abuja.

 

The trainers drawn from United Kingdom Anti-kidnapping Agency and the Swiss Crisis Management Unit.

Speaking at the event, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon E. Arase has stated that the training programme was being organised to boost the capabilities of the Nigeria Police particularly now that the country is battling the menace of kidnapping across the country.

The IGP, while restating his commitment to continue to drive reforms and strategic transformation of the Force in order to reposition for efficiency and effectiveness in its service delivery, advised against payment of ransom to kidnappers by victims’ families.

The facilitators led by John Branney of the National Crime Agency – UK and Matthias Herter of Swiss Crisis Management Unit promised to deliver the training using United Nation’s kidnap manual which is used in Europe and other parts of the world, adding that the workshop will benefit the Nigeria Police Force tremendously.

The workshop which commenced on Monday will last for five days. 

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