New Customs Boss Seeks Police Partnership in Tackling Border Crimes
In an effort to curb border crimes and advance the capacity of the Nigerian Customs Service, the new Customs boss has sought for a renewed collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force in tackling border crimes and information sharing.
The collaboration was sought when the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service paid a courtesy call to the Nigeria Police leadership at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.
A statement by the Police Force Spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, explained that, “The partnership is aimed at synergizing with the Nigerian Customs Service in tackling border crimes and advancing the capacity of Nigerian Customs Service in realizing their core mandate.”
The Customs boss, Hameed Ibrahim Ali, who was accompanied by other senior officers sought for partnership in the areas of information sharing, tackling border-related crimes and smuggling, and also on ways to improve on the revenue capacity drive of the Customs.
Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, in his remarks promised to improve on the existing level of intelligence sharing and, also, extend training opportunities to personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service to enhance their capacity.