The government of Pakistan has expressed the desire and readiness of the country to train and equip the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Chief of Defence staff of Pakistan, Lt. General Najib Ullah Khan Hi, while on courtesy call on the Inspector General of Police Ag. IGP Ibrahim Idris, appreciated the professional roles being played by the Nigeria Police Force in tackling insurgency in Nigeria and urged the IGP to sustain the feat as Nigeria is a super power in Africa within the context of security and law enforcement. He equally commended the Nigeria Police Force in its pivotal role in peace keeping operations. He further sought for maximum cooperation of Nigeria Police Force and Pakistan and implored the IGP to send a team of officers to Pakistan to undergo training in specialized areas that can be useful to the country.
The Chief of Defence staff expressed his pleasure for the opportunity to meet the IGP and his management team and congratulated the IGP on his recent appointment.
In his remarks, the Ag. IGP, Ibrahim Idris expressed delight at the visit and solicited for the continuous support and cooperation between both countries as regards the fight against terrorism. The IGP stressed that he would be glad if Police counter Terrorism officers and other special police units deployed for counter terrorism operations are exposed to the experience of Pakistan through training and technology transfer.
He assured the Defence Chief of staff that such gesture will go along way to improve the performance of the Nigeria Police Force in the current fight against Terrorism and he further recounted how the Pakistani Special Police Formed Units were very proactive while he was working with the United Nations.