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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
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...
07 June 2016

Border management focus of INTERPOL training in West Africa

COTONOU, Benin – A further 44 law enforcement officers from eight countries - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo - have undergone training as part of the INTERPOL Capacity Building Project to Foster Stability in West Africa.The two-week (23 May – 3 June) course was the second in a series of training courses aimed at e...
15 February 2016

Drugs, criminals, guns and gold intercepted in INTERPOL border operation in West Africa

COTONOU, Benin – An operation to strengthen border controls along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor has resulted in major seizures of drugs, stolen cars, currency, firearms and fake travel documents, in addition to arrests for migrant smuggling.The 10-day (26 January – 4 February) Operation Adwenpa saw more than 100 officers deployed to 10 air and land border co...
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...
31 July 2015

Strengthening West African border security focus of INTERPOL programme

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire – Strengthening border management was the focus of a specialized INTERPOL course for immigration and customs officers from key border control points and National Central Bureaus across West Africa.During the two-week (20 – 31 July) course hosted by the INTERPOL Regional Bureau for West Africa in Abidjan, participants received in-dep...
22 May 2015

INTERPOL training in Ghana aims to strengthen regional police capacity in border management

ACCRA, Ghana – Law enforcement officers from across West Africa have received specialized training as part of an INTERPOL programme aimed at building policing capacity to strengthen border management.The two-week course (11 – 22 May) at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra brought together 22 law enforcement officers from im...
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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