Wise World Firm Consult Limited, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has trained some police officers in the use of technology in tackling crimes and insecurity in the country.
The training, organised by the Nigeria Police Force in Collaboration with the Wise World Firm Consults Limited in Abuja, was aimed at using technology in tackling security challenges in the country.
Mr Christie Dagogo-George, the Managing Director of the firm, said that the training was to educate security officers in understanding modern day security threats and to upgrade their intelligence gathering skills.
“It was discussed that the Ministry of Interior should ensure a mechanism in which National Assembly members, Leaders, Service Chiefs, among others were exposed to such workshops to enhance their own security.
“At the workshop, they will be trained on various security technology and how to defend themselves.“
Hon. Lawal Abubakar, the Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, said that the world was changing into a technology era and the society was becoming more complex.
He said that the use of technology scanning machine is very important, especially during this period of election and stressed the need for Nigerians to be more vigilant and security conscious.
According to him, how we can add value to the women and men of police, is to ensure that the security force are well educated on modern day technology.
Abubakar said that introducing new security technology would go a long way to improve the security of the nation and safety of lives of officers on duty.
However, Prof. William Waldo, the Guest speaker, said that the workshop would help the Nigeria Police Force on how to use technology to track offenders and criminals in the country.
He said that with the use of technology the insecurity situation in the country would drastically reduce.