Germany supports Nigeria Police against COVID-19

Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has received personal protective equipment financed by the German Government to support the Force in its fight against the Coronavirus. 

In statement by the German Embassy in Abuja, the German Deputy Ambassador Helmut Kulitz handed over the equipment including hand sanitisers, disposable coveralls, sanitising sprays, KN95 face masks, handheld digital infra-red temperature readers and disposable latex hand gloves to Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Umar M. Sanda. 

According to the statement, the donation is part of a joint three-year programme aimed at strengthening the Nigeria Police Force with a focus on capacity building in the area of forensics, processes and procedures for criminal investigation, human rights, as well as strengthening cooperation mechanisms.  

The statement explains that the Nigeria Police Force is one of the key institutions in the fight against the virus and is at the forefront of ensuring that various measures taken by the government are respected and enforced, in line with Nigerian law and international human rights standards, and therefore needs additional protective equipment.

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