The Federal Government and the State of of Israel, have held a sensitization meeting to consider a partnership to combat crimes and provide Home Land Security in the country.
The two countries, agreed to work together to curb the dangers of cyber crimes to all sectors of the country, during the parley which held on Thursday in Abuja.
Speaking at the occasion, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, noted that the problem of cyber security would continue to be a major focus of nations around which collaboration was inevitable.
Dambazau who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Bala Saleh (retd.), said Nigeria would benefit from Israel’s technical advancement in security.
“Cyber-related danger to security is a rising challenge; It is hoped that the huge intellectual human capital which our country is well known for, will benefit from this collaboration to generate similar technological capacity which our Israeli friends brings to the table,” the minister said.
On his part, the Israeli ambassador to Nigeria, Guy Feldman, said Nigeria could turn her present challenges into stepping stones to greater heights.
Feldman, who noted that homeland security and cyber security were the future, assured that Israel would use her experience and expertise to assist Nigeria.
He said, “We, small Israel and big Nigeria can do things together. We are not a huge power in the world but when it comes to mind, we have it.”
Meanwhile, the the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement within the United States Embassy in collaboration with the Atlanta Police Department and the Nigeria Police Force, have concluded a one week Fingerprint Analysis and Forensics training program for 66 police officers.
The program was aimed at establishing a U.S.-trained group of Nigerian police investigators skilled in the proper recognition, documentation, and development of latent fingerprint evidence captured from a crime scene.
While congratulating the officers at the graduation ceremony, INL Director, Rosalyn Wiese, said now that that the officers have learned the details of how to collect and properly document latent fingerprints, they could return to their respective stations with greater confidence in their ability to protect Nigerians.