Germany donates buses to Nigerian security agencies (Photos)

The fleet of buses donated by the German government to Nigerian Security Agencies, in Lagos.

The fleet of buses donated by the German government to Nigerian Security Agencies, in Lagos.

By Efunla Ayodele

The German government through the German Federal Criminal Police Agency (BKA) in Nigeria has donated 10 brand new Toyota Hiace Buses to Nigerian Federal law enforcement agencies.

The BKA is a German federal law enforcement agency responsible for fighting international insurgency, international organized drug trafficking, human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, cybercrime, and international serious crimes including kidnapping, and sea piracy.

The BKA has long-standing collaborations with Nigerian law enforcement agencies especially DSS, EFCC, NAPTIP, NDLEA, and NPF. The collaboration is not only limited to operative measures but also covers areas of training, technical support, and supply of equipment.

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The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Muenchow-Pohl performed a handover of 10 Toyota Hiace Buses donated by the BKA (2 each to the above-named agencies, who are the partner agencies of the BKA) on the 5th of October.

The agencies were represented as follows: DSS: Director Lagos DSS: Mr. Egbunu J. Yusuf; EFCC: Dep. Zonal Commander: Mr. Emeka Okon; NAPTIP: Lagos Zonal Head: Mr. Ganiyu Aganran; NDLEA: DCGN Mr. Adeyemi Adeofe NPF-IRT: DCP Tunji Disu

The handover took place at the Germaine Auto center in Lekki.

The representatives of the various securities agencies when allowed to respond thanked the German Government and vowed to use the vehicles for the main purpose it was donated, which is to secure lives and properties.

IRT Commander, DCP Tunji Disu while receiving the vehicles from the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Muenchow-Pohl at the event held in Lagos
IRT Commander, DCP Tunji Disu while receiving the vehicles from the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Muenchow-Pohl at the event held in Lagos
The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Pohl while handing over the donated buses to DSS Director Lagos Mr. Egbunu J. Yusuf in Lagos
Representatives of the German government and the IG Intelligence Response Team in a group photograph after the handover.
NAPTIP Lagos Zonal Head, Mr. Ganiyu Aganran while receiving the vehicles from Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Pohl in Lagos
Cross-section of officers from various Nigerian Security agencies at the event.
BKA Liason Officer,Mr. Hebert Maassen; Intelligence Response Team Commander, DCP Tunji Disu, and the Consul General of the German Embassy in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Pohl posing for a group photograph after the handover.
BKA Liason Officer, Mr. Hebert Maassen; Intelligence Response Team Commander, DCP Tunji Disu, and the Consul General of the German Embassy in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Pohl posing for a group photograph after the handover.
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission receiving the donated vehicles from the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Poh in Lagos
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission receiving the donated vehicles from the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Poh in Lagos