• INTERPOL Abuja
  • Member since :
    10 October 1960
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The Nigeria Police Force 


To serve and protect

Law enforcement services in Nigeria are provided principally by the Nigeria Police Force.  With a strength of more than 350,000 men and women, this federal police force covers all 36 Nigerian states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.


  • Protect lives and property;
  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Prosecute offenders.


Located in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Nigeria is the coordination and investigations office for international police enquiries linked to Nigeria.   The NCBs key national security partners include:

  • National Drug Law Enforcement Agency;
  • Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ;
  • Nigeria Immigration Services;
  • Nigeria Customs Service ;
  • National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons;
  • National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control.
INTERPOL Abuja in action
18 January 2019

Detecting fake travel documents focus of INTERPOL training

ABUJA, Nigeria – Boosting border security in West Africa by developing its ability to detect and investigate counterfeit travel document crime was the focus of an INTERPOL course.The three-day (16 – 18 January) security training course, jointly delivered by INTERPOL’s Counterfeit and Security Documents Branch (CCSD) and international digital security comp...
15 October 2018

Wildlife crime: experts recommend an integrated global response

LONDON, United Kingdom - An INTERPOL working meeting to define global strategy and coordinated action in tackling wildlife crime has closed in London with a call to boost multi-sector cooperation via INTERPOL.INTERPOL’s 29th Wildlife Crime Working Group meeting brought together 170 experts from wildlife and park authorities in 45 countries to pave the way...
12 July 2018

Fake goods: arrests and seizures in worldwide operations

LYON, France – Pharmaceuticals, food, vehicle parts, tobacco products, clothing, and agrochemicals are among tonnes of fake goods seized in INTERPOL-led operations across four continents.Coordinated by INTERPOL between March and May 2018 in 36 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America, operations sought to dismantle factories and su...
26 June 2018

Regional security leaders support INTERPOL programme to reinforce West African policing

ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire – Security Ministers, Police Chiefs and national security heads from across West Africa have launched a new chapter in INTERPOL’s regional security programme.Funded by the European Union, phase three of the West Africa Police Information System (WAPIS) will see the creation of national criminal data systems in each country of the Ec...
09 February 2018

Nigerian police getting increased access to INTERPOL information

ABUJA, Nigeria – Getting INTERPOL’s vital global policing information into the hands of frontline law enforcement officers throughout Nigeria is part of an ongoing expansion programme by national authorities.Nigeria’s work to ensure agencies at key border control points, including the immigration service and customs, can access INTERPOL’s global databases...
15 June 2017

Tackling regional crime through global cooperation focus of INTERPOL meeting

SANTIAGO, Chile – Intelligence sharing and international collaboration against regional organized crime was the emphasis of a Fortaleza-CRIMJUST meeting hosted by Chile’s National Police – PDI and INTERPOL.Participants discussed ways to tackle transnational crime via INTERPOL’s Project Fortaleza and Project CRIMJUST, a European Union-funded initiative imp...
09 March 2017

West African cybercrime underground economy emerging, finds joint INTERPOL-Trend Micro paper

LYON, France – A joint INTERPOL and Trend Micro research paper on cybercrime activity across West Africa has revealed a significant growth in cyber frauds on individuals and businesses.Combining survey results from INTERPOL member countries across the region with research findings by Trend Micro, the ‘Cybercrime in West Africa: Poised for an Underground M...
07 December 2016

INTERPOL border operation targets organized crime networks across West Africa

An INTERPOL-led border security operation across West Africa has resulted in the arrest of human traffickers, migrant smugglers and the seizure of drugs, stolen vehicles, cash and counterfeit goods.During the eight-day (14 - 21 November) Operation Adwenpa II, more than 100 frontline officers used INTERPOL global policing capabilities to identify criminals...
01 August 2016

Ringleader of global network behind thousands of online scams arrested in Nigeria

RIVER STATE, Nigeria – The head of an international criminal network behind thousands of online frauds has been arrested in a joint operation by INTERPOL and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).The 40-year-old Nigerian national, known as ‘Mike’, is believed to be behind scams totalling more than USD 60 million involving hundreds of...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
03 November 2015

Réseau de trafiquants de véhicules dans les mailles de la police togolaise grâce à coopération policière INTERPOL

LOME (Togo) – Dans le cadre d’une opération policière menée par la Police Nationale du Togo contre le trafic régional de voitures volées et avec le concours des Bureaux Centraux Nationaux (BCN) d’INTERPOL du Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria et Togo, le 21 juillet 2015 quatre véhicules ont été retrouvés, huit suspects arrêtés dans différents pays et un...

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Age today: 53 years old


Age today: 50 years old
Nationality: Nigeria


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 5

Age today: 27 years old
Nationality: Nigeria


Age today: 27 years old
Nationality: Nigeria


All Missing persons

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