The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, NPM, Ph.D., engaged in further purposive discussions with Senior Advisor Shaun J. Gavin, representing the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the United States Embassy in Abuja.
The focus of the dialogue centred on fortifying the collaboration between the two nations in the realm of law enforcement, particularly concerning the establishment and operationalization of the Special Intervention Squad (SIS).
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday evening by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
The statement said the IGP and Senior Advisor Shaun J. Gavin deliberated on key areas of partnership aimed at bolstering the SIS.
The SIS, a crucial initiative of the IGP, signifies a specialized response to prevailing security challenges, with a keen focus on regions grappling with conflict and terrorist threats. The meeting emphasized the strategic importance of this collaboration in enhancing the capabilities of the Nigeria Police Force and contributing to regional stability.
“Tracing the bond between the Transitional Police Unit (TPU) and the Special Intervention Squad (SIS), this collaboration addresses critical gaps in regions facing conflict and terrorist threats. Senior Advisor Shaun J. Gavin’s leadership emphasizes the SIS’s vital role in augmenting the capacity of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, ensuring a strategic and specialized response. This partnership not only aligns with the broader national security objectives but also signifies a milestone in the deepening bilateral ties between the U.S. and Nigeria,” the statement reads.