The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has said that more than 4,000 police officers were serving in various peacekeeping missions worldwide.
Abubaka, who made the statement in Abuja when he addressed 450 police officers deployed for peace support operations in Liberia and Sierra-Leone, said that the officers were serving in missions of the UN, Africa Union, ECOWAS and many others.
He said the police had upgraded their training level and achieved 85 per cent of contingent-owned equipment all over the missions.
“We have replaced all the equipment that were not working because you cannot take officers and men and send them to a mission area that is very challenging security wise.
“Without equipment, that means you are telling them to go and die and that is why you have minimal number of accidents in terms of those who are performing outside, ‘’ he said.
Abubakar said that the UN was very happy with Nigeria and they also appreciated what the country was doing in terms of peace support missions.
He urged the officers and men that were being deployed to be good ambassadors of the country and Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
“I want to tell you that there is no monkey style and there is no half measure, you must do your best and continue to be excellent ambassadors of this country as you have always been.
“In our own commitment, we shall continue to give you all the necessary facilities and equipment, welfare and motivation to make you the best in the world,’’ Abubakar said.