Police, Customs to strengthen relationship on training, border patrol

* Collaborative approach will enhance security architecture – IGP

The Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have stepped up arrangements to strengthen their relationship and promote inter-agency collaboration.

These formed a bulk of the discussion at the meeting between the Acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, and the NCS Acting Comptroller General, Adewale Adeniyi, when the Customs boss visited the IGP in Abuja on Thursday.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said, “The meeting served as a platform for both agencies to seek ways to strengthen cooperation across all areas of their respective operations”.

Adejobi said in a statement that “the discussions focused on areas such as joint training programmes, enhanced border patrol efforts, improved investigation techniques, and the establishment of a mutual working relationship for better internal security in the nation.

“The IGP expressed his commitment to work closely with the Police Service Commission and the NCS in fostering a seamless working relationship between the agencies.

“This collaborative approach is expected to enhance the overall security architecture, promote efficient crime prevention and ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens.

“The NCS commended the IGP’s vision and commitment to effective law enforcement, promising their unwavering support in achieving these common goals,” Adejobi stated.

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