Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Police boss in US for talks over security

Note: for information about this event,
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
B1 Conference Center, CSIS
contact africa@csis.org

28 June 2011

The Inspector-General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, is presently in Washington, DC, for talks with US officials on the current security situation in Nigeria, sources said on Monday.

The North America correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Ringim arrived in Washington on Sunday night on a five-day working visit to the US.

"Ringim will meet with FBI officials on Monday and will also hold meetings with State Department officials on issues bordering on security concerns," an unnamed official at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington told NAN.

Another official told NAN that US assistance and cooperation was vital to the battle against terrorism in Nigeria.

The visiting Nigerian police chief will also on Thursday in Washington deliver a keynote address on "The Challenge of Police Reform in Africa" at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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