The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining has expressed readiness to support Nigeria on mine action in the country.
This has become very important as Nigeria continues to work to end the insurgency in the Northeast
The statistics from the United Nations that shows that at least one person dies everyday from explosive ordinance in the Northeast is very worrying
This is more so as the insurgency draws to an end and people get reintegrated back in their communities
It may result in Nigeria beginning to record high numbers of casualties of mine action in the area, if remedial measures are not promptly put in place.
Already, Nigeria has the second highest incidents of explosive ordinance accidents in the world according to the UN
The Nigerian civil war is a case in point as years after, many communities in the Southeast still battle the effects of mines yet to be decommissioned
This is one of the reasons for this fact finding visit by the delegation from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, is received with open arms
The group visited the National Disabilities Commission and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and says it is ready to provide victim assistance and other forms of support Nigeria needs
Nigeria is signatory to about 4 different conventions that requires her to take certain actions to protect the local population from threats of mine action.
NPF REVIEWS 2023 ELECTORAL PROCESS AS IGP COMMENDS OFFICERS, COMMANDERS FOR PEACEFUL POLLS
Assures Effective Collaboration with INEC for Expeditious, Transparent Prosecution of Electoral Offenders
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, on Monday 27th March 2023, met with Strategic Police Managers of the Nigeria Police Force comprising Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and members of the Force Management Team, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other Tactical Commanders at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, to evaluate Police performance during the 2023 General elections, highlight lessons and strengths, and dissect complex dynamics for subsequent optimal performance.
The IGP seized the opportunity to commend the Senior Police Officers and Commanders and other ranks for their resilience, sacrifices, and professionalism which ensured the containment of the pockets of election security breaches across the country during the electioneering process and enhanced the overall credibility of the elections in line with the police reform initiatives of President Muhammadu Buhari. He equally assured of effective collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expeditiously and transparently prosecute the 781 electoral offenders apprehended from a total of 489 major electoral infractions across the nation, as all Commands were tasked with submitting casefiles centrally at the Electoral Offences Desk, Office of the IGP, Force Headquarters, Abuja, for coordinated processing to INEC Legal Section.
The Inspector-General of Police, therefore, charged the Strategic Police Managers to readjust strategies and operations towards ensuring a stable post-election security order and refocus policing attention on routine law enforcement duties. He similarly, and firmly, admonished all political actors and their supporters to submit to democratic norms, peaceful means, and legal procedures in advancing their interests as the Police and other security agencies shall not tolerate the resort to incitement or any act designed to threaten our national security.
CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra,
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
27th MARCH, 2023