The Minister of Police Affairs, retired Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade, has charged the police and other security agencies to strengthen their intelligence network.
Olubolade made the call in Enugu on Monday?at the inauguration of the Intelligence School at the Police Detective College in the state.
He said?intelligence mechanisms had become necessary in view of the current security challenges?in the country.
The minister said the school would provide the opportunity for inter-agency intelligence sharing, and called on other security agencies to avail themselves of the training.
Olubolade reiterated government’s commitment toward improving?the existing security system.
In his remarks, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, said the intelligence school was part of the efforts to reposition the police?in line with international standard.
On the slain police commissioner, Abubakar said some arrests had been made regarding the murder.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Sen. Paulinus Igwenwagu, who spoke during the inauguration, said the school was timely.
Igwenwagu commended the police for setting up the college, saying that it would help in improving security in the country.
Earlier, Mr Collins Sullivan, the representative of the US Embassy in Nigeria and trainer at the school,?said the school would improve intelligence gathering by the police.
He stressed that security challenges facing the country must be tackled collectively, and urged the police to sustain the training and make it a continuous process. (NAN)