Nigerian Assistant Inspector General of Police emerges Interpol Vice President in Africa

The Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Nigeria, Garba Baba Umar, has emerged as Vice President (Africa) and Executive Committee Member of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) – INTERPOL.

Penpushing reports that, Garba, an Assistant Inspector General of Police was elected on Thursday, 25th November, 2021 in the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly currently holding at the Halic Congress Hall, Istanbul, Turkey.

The year 2021 General Assembly, which have in attendance 470 Police Chiefs, Ministers and Senior Law Enforcement Officials from the 195 INTERPOL member countries, seeks to identify areas where the organization can reinforce the global security architecture and enhance collaboration against national and transnational crimes.

Penpushing further reports that, Garba, one of Nigeria’s finest criminal investigators and professional strategic police manager, with over thirty years policing experience both at national and international levels, polled the highest number of votes in the elections.

The statement by the Force Public Relations Officer said, with this appointment, which will span through a period of 3 years  Garba is expected to bring his wealth of experience to bear in coordinating INPERPOL operations targeted at ensuring a safer world for people and communities across the African continent.

‘This is in addition to drawing international policing support and cooperation towards advancing public safety and security, protecting the cyber space and generally addressing challenges faced by law enforcement officers and policing managers in the continent’, the statement said.

Penpushing also reports that, the Nigeria’s delegation to the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly was led by  Minster of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, accompanied by the Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba.

The other members of the delegation are: the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa and the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo (represented by the Naval Provost Marshal).

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