Anti-drug war: Nigeria Police  train personnel on drug, organised crime response

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has harped on the need for collective anti drug war as the  Nigeria Police Force (NPF) partner with The Drug Salvation Foundation (TDSF) to train police personnel

 on response to drug and organised crimes.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, said: “The Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Babahas partnered with The Drug Salvation Foundation (TDSF) on a sensitisation drive focused on Drugs & Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Care (DPTC) with a five-day train-the-trainers workshop held at the Police Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja, between Monday August 1 and Friday August 5, 2022.

“The workshop which was organised with support from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was the first part of a series, that will not only expose Police Officers to an effective response to drugs and organized crime but strengthen police capacity and highlight road maps for effective reforms.

“The train-the-trainers workshop which was declared open on Monday August 1, 2022 at Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, will cascade down to all Police Commands across the six geo-political zones of the country through Police Training Institutions.

“The training participants comprised thirty (30) Police officers drawn from different Departments, Zones, Commands and Formations of the Force.

“The Inspector-General of Police, has therefore reiterated his commitment to training and human capacity development to sustain the collective fight to curb drug misuse which has formed the major stimulant for springing up of various dimensions of crimes and criminality in our society.

“The IGP equally appreciated the training partners for the reform efforts geared at bestowing the nation with a modernized, citizen-led, rule of law-guided, and professional Police Force.”

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