Interpol is to connect key law enforcement agencies in Nigeria to its National Data Base tool known as i-24/7. It s a data base for tracking a wanted person, stolen vehicles, artifacts, missing persons and other transnational criminals. The Data Base has been restricted to Police use.
A statement by the Police Headquarters says this is part of the fallout of the 85th Interpol General Assembly held in Bali, Indonesia, attended by the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, Heads of Immigration Service and that of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency – NDLEA.
It adds that the Agencies to be connected are the Economic and Finance Crime Commission – EFCC, Immigration Service, Air and Seaports as well as all International borders. IGP, Ibrahim Idris the statement noted headed a discussion Panel where he emphasized the effects of systematic corruption on efforts at curbing International terrorism, calling for closer collaboration of the International Communities. Read more