The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has commissioned the first batch of the Close Protection Unit for judicial officers and judges trained by operatives of the Royal Military Police of the British Army.
The IGP in his address admonished the graduands to employ professionalism, discipline and courage in the discharge of their duties. He added that the Close Protection Unit has become necessary to reassure judges, especially the ones handling terrorism related cases of adequate Police protection, to enable them discharge their duties without fear.
The IGP used the occasion to thank the British Government and sought greater collaboration in areas of capacity building and intelligence sharing.
The occasion was attended by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria Ambassador Andrew Pocock, other senior staff of the British High Commission, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Justice Ibrahim Auttah and top echelon of the Nigeria Police Force.