The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has called for closer cooperation between the Nigeria Police Force and other countries in Africa to ensure effective policing on the continent.
A statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said the IGP made the call when he visited the head of Moroccan Police in Rabat, Morocco.
He said public involvement in security was crucial for the curtailment of criminal activities.
Idris said the present Nigeria Police leadership was prepared to work with any country towards ensuring protection of lives and property.
“We want to see a crime-free society such that law abiding citizens can always go to bed with their two eyes closed,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the IGP has pledged commitment to the welfare of personnel for enhanced productivity.
He made the pledge when he visited the Royal Police Academy in Kenitra, Morocco.
Idris said improvement in the welfare of police officers was critical to their morale.
‘’Increase in the welfare of staff will boost their morale, while capacity building programme will enhance their performance,” he said.