Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Customs Service have renewed their joint operations aimed at curbing border crimes on the country borders.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase and the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) renewed the old ties yesterday when the later paid a courtesy call on the IGP at the force headquarters Abuja.
According to a statement by the Force spokeswoman, acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, the partnership is aimed at synergising with the Customs in tackling border crimes and advancing the capacity of Customs in realising their core mandate.
ACP Kolawole said the visiting Customs boss who was at the force headquarters with other senior officers of the service used the occasion not only to renew their relationship, but also to seek police partnership in the area of information sharing, tackling border-related crimes, smuggling and also on ways to improve on the revenue capacity drive of the Customs.
In his response, IGP Arase promised to improve on the existing level of intelligence sharing with the customs and to extend training opportunities to personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service towards building the capacity of Customs personnel as they strive to attain their mandate.

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