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Drug war: NDLEA, French police strengthen partnership

The chairman/chief executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd), has commended the support from the Police Nationale (RAID)…

The chairman/chief executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd), has commended the support from the Police Nationale (RAID) of France, especially in the areas of training and equipment.

Marwa gave the commendation on Friday in Abuja when the police attaché at the French Embassy in Nigeria, Emmanuel Verin, led a team of French VIP trainers, including Cedric B. and Christophe J, who were in the country to train a number of NDLEA officers in special operations.

“I will like to appreciate the French government for its support as one of our leading partners. We have received tremendous help from France, not only in terms of training but also in equipment,” he said.

“The support was capped with my recent visit to France, where we received a warm reception at all the institutions visited; and the training promised was promptly organised. 

“We are grateful for that and looking forward to more collaboration and support,” he said.

Responding, Verin said, “We are proud to work with the NDLEA because your officers and men are very smart and professional, and that’s why you are getting results; hence our priority in terms of support for the NDLEA is in the area of training. Our trainers, who have been here to train your men, are specialists and top in the field. We will do this for a very long time, and we are glad to work with you.”