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Nigeria Police Force has warned its personnel against giving money in order to influence their selection for Peace Support Operations, PSO.
The Officer in charge of Peacekeeping, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Lawan Jimeta, in an interview, stressed that any person caught would be prosecuted according to established laws, even as he said the force frowned at issues of indiscipline among its officers.
DCP Jimeta also hinted that some fraudsters have opened face book account in his name and other officers with their photographs with the aim of duping unsuspecting and greedy officers.
He said, “For the avoidance of doubt, peacekeeping selection is not done on facebook, there are established procedures and it is not done with money. Anyone requesting for money to select any officer for peacekeeping was only out to deceive such officer.
“All selected officers undergo pre-deployment training in line with the UN manual. Discipline is the bedrock of the Nigeria Police Force, we are very serious with the issue of discipline.
He said that all police contributing countries to peace support operations had imbibed and internalised the UN training manuals.
Jimeta said that the issue of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, SEA had been a problem in peacekeeping operations.
He added that the management of the police force was always very swift in taking action on issues of SEA.
Jimeta explained that whenever any country’s contingent got involved in such a case, they would be repatriated to their countries.
He said that Nigerian contingent had not been involved in this case, adding that the police would always ensure that it gave adequate training for its contingent.

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