Nigerian Police Are Interested in Cooperation

The delegation of Nigeria met with the leadership of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus to discuss the prospects of cooperation in the educational sphere.

The head of the delegation - the Deputy Chief of Police of Nigeria, the head of the Police Academy Zanna Ibrahim Mohammed outlined the range of interesting areas of cooperation in the field of training.

“The purpose of our visit is to study the achievements and the material and technical base of our Belarusian colleagues in order to subsequently apply foreign experience in our country, he noted.

In Nigeria, after graduating from the academy, graduates are distributed across 36 states and serve for two years. During this time, officers travel in several units in various areas of police work. The delegates expressed interest in studying the experience of Belarusian law enforcement in the field of forensics, forensic psychology, the work of the public security police and criminal police, especially in the fight against terrorism and cybercrime.

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The head of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Sergey Doroshko assured the guests of his readiness for cooperation, outlining a number of areas in which the Academy can now train foreign specialists.

In recent years, training courses on the investigation of crimes related to drug trafficking, as well as in the field of high technology and the fight against terrorism, have been in demand.

The head of the Academy’s International Training Center, police lieutenant-colonel Nikolay Matsukov, spoke about the training center, cooperation with international organizations and the content of specialized educational programs. By the way, for 11 years the Academy has been the basic organization of the CIS countries for training, advanced training and retraining of personnel in the field of migration and combating trafficking in persons.

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In addition to this meeting, a guided tour of the facility was provided for the guests.

During the tour, the delegates got acquainted with the shooting range of the faculty of militia and the patented simulator for acquiring the skills of effective high-speed shooting. The inventor - senior teacher Andrei Filipenko – spoke about its use in the process of training cadets and young staff shooting.

Concluding the visit to the Academy, representatives of the Nigerian police expressed confidence in further mutually beneficial cooperation.