The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar will, on Monday, embark on a four- day official visit to United Nations Headquarters, UN, New York.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the police boss would be accompanied by five other senior officers.
Apart from the UN, the group will visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, and the New York Police Department, NYPD, where they would engage in talks aimed at gathering support from the international security agencies, and other multilateral bodies, in the areas of intelligence gathering, intelligence sharing, exchange programmes, combating terrorism, peace-keeping operations and capacity building.
The visits, Mr. Mba said, are an offshoot of the agreements reached at the Nigeria and the United States' Bi-national Commission held earlier this year. They are expected to highlight the efforts of the present police administration towards repositioning the Force and improving on the performance of the Nigeria Police contingents deployed in sub-regional, regional, and UN Peace keeping missions worldwide.
Mr. Mba disclosed that attention would be drawn to the need to acquire and continuously maintain adequate equipment for the Nigeria Police Contingents to the UN missions.
In his meeting with the FBI and NYPD, the IGP is expected to exchange ideas and strategies on intelligence gathering and counter-terrorism measures and look at the possibility of obtaining modern training kits.
Mr. Abubakar will also visit the Nigeria House in New York and the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC.