November 25 (THEWILL) – Deputy Inspector General of Police, AIG Garba Baba Umar, has been elected Vice President (Africa) and member of the Executive Committee of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) – INTERPOL.
Police public relations officer CP Frank Mba, who revealed this in a statement on Thursday, said Umar, who heads INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Nigeria, was elected in the early hours of ‘today in Turkey.
He was elected at the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly currently being held at the Halic Congress Hall in Istanbul.
The 2021 General Assembly, attended by 470 police chiefs, ministers and senior law enforcement officials from 195 INTERPOL member countries, aims to identify areas where the organization can strengthen the architecture of global security and improve collaboration against national and transnational crimes.
AIG Garba, one of Nigeria’s top criminal investigators and professional strategic police director, with over thirty (30) years of experience in policing nationally and internationally, garnered the highest number of votes in the elections .
With this appointment, which will run for three years, AIG Garba is expected to bring its rich experience in coordinating INTERPOL operations aimed at ensuring a safer world for people and communities across the African continent.
This is in addition to the support and cooperation of international law enforcement agencies to advance public safety and security, protect cyberspace and generally address the challenges faced by law enforcement officers and law enforcement officials. the police on the mainland.
The Nigerian delegation to the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly was led by the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi.
Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa and Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo (represented by the Provost Marshal of the Navy) were also present.