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The Nigeria Police Force 


To serve and protect

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria with a strength of more than 350,000 men and women.   NPF is a federal Police force covering all 36 Nigerian states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.


  • Protection of lives and property;
  • Prevention, detection and investigation of crime;
  • Prosecution of offenders.


  • Administration and Finance;
  • Operations;
  • Works and logistic;
  • Investigations;
  • Training;
  • Planning, Research and Statistics.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Nigeria has two hubs:

  • Abuja Office;
  • Lagos Office.

Abuja is the administrative seat of the NCB, whilst the Lagos office is the operational hub.  INTERPOL Lagos acts as the coordinating and liaison office between Nigerian law enforcement agencies and the INTERPOL community.

Partner agencies

Other key security agencies in Nigeria that work with the Nigeria Police include, but are not limited to:

  • National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
     - Prevention and investigation of drug trafficking in Nigeria;
  • Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
     - High profile, economic and financial crime;
  • Nigeria Immigration Services
     - Regulation of immigration issues
     - Coordination of travel document issues
     - Extradition (in partnership with NPF);
  • Nigeria Customs Service
     - Works with  police at the border and entry points to check for smuggling and transborder crimes;
  • National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons
     - Prevention of human being smuggling
     - Prevention of forced labour;
  • National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control
    - Regulation and control of food products and pharmaceutical products.
INTERPOL Lagos in action
16 July 2014

INTERPOL Nigeria escorts Nyanya bombing suspect extradited from Sudan

LYON, France – One of the suspected masterminds behind the April bombing of a bus terminus in Nyanya, Nigeria, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, has been extradited from Sudan with a police escort from INTERPOL Nigeria.Ogwuche, an alleged Boko Haram member faces charges including preparing, placing and detonating a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device which resul...
21 May 2014

‘Wave of violence’ in Nigeria condemned by INTERPOL Chief

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned the recent ‘callous’ violence in Nigeria which has seen at least 118 people killed in bombings in Jos on Tuesday, and many more fatalities during attacks in the north of the country.With the second bombing in Jos targeting rescue workers as they went to help the victims of the first b...
14 April 2014

INTERPOL condemns Abuja terror ‘slaughter’

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned in the strongest terms the ‘mass murder’ of dozens of commuters after bomb explosions rocked a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja on Monday.Officials said at least 70 people were killed and more than 120 injured.“This slaughter of innocent members of the public will have ap...
24 January 2014

WAPIS office opens at ECOWAS headquarters in Abuja

ABUJA, Nigeria – As part of ongoing efforts to boost information exchange among law enforcement in West Africa, this week INTERPOL, in collaboration with the European Union and of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), opened an office for its West African Police Information System (WAPIS) programme in Nigeria.Located at the ECOWAS headqu...
11 October 2013

Corruption, financial crime and asset recovery focus of INTERPOL meeting in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria – Senior investigators and prosecutors from West, East and Central Africa have come together in Nigeria to discuss ways to successfully identify, investigate and prosecute cases of corruption and related financial crimes at the 6th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Asset Recovery.Organized by INTERPOL’s Anti...
19 June 2012

INTERPOL’s largest operation combating illegal ivory trafficking targets criminal syndicates

LYON, France – INTERPOL’s largest ever transnational operation targeting criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory has resulted in more than 200 arrests and the seizure of nearly two tonnes of contraband elephant ivory.The three-month long Operation Worthy, which involved 14 countries across Eastern, Southern and Western Africa also r...
26 August 2011

INTERPOL condemns fatal bombing of United Nations building in Nigeria

LYON, France – INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble has condemned today’s attack on the United Nations compound in Abuja, Nigeria which has left at least 16 people dead and many more wounded.Secretary General Noble said the full resources of the world’s largest police organization were at the disposal of the Nigerian authorities investigating the ca...
05 March 2010

INTERPOL co-ordinated operation targets illegal trade in wildlife medical products

LYON, France - An international operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL targeting the illegal trade in traditional medicines containing protected wildlife products has resulted in a series of arrests worldwide and the seizure of thousands of illegal medicines worth more than EUR 10 million.National wildlife enforcement authorities, police, customs and speciali...
17 February 2009

Nigeria, Italy and INTERPOL sign accord to step up fight against human trafficking, people smuggling and transnational organized crime

ABUJA, Nigeria – An agreement between Nigeria, Italy and INTERPOL has been signed in the Nigerian capital to strengthen co-operation in the fight against illegal immigration and human trafficking and to target the organizations behind these crimes.Co-ordinated under the auspices of INTERPOL, the two-year pilot project will see both countries’ police force...

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