Written by on March 26, 2022

The United States Government says it will continue to work closely with Nigeria’s security services on technical assistance, equipment, professional exchange and training opportunities.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, through its Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD), presented five new mobile radiation detection systems worth $2 million to Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Commissioner of Police, Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (EOD-CBRN) Command, Zannah Shettima received the donation.

During the handover ceremony in Lagos, U.S. Consulate Assistant Regional Security Officer Jon Dvorak described the donation as an important step in advancing the robust U.S.-Nigeria security cooperation.

The official noted that the equipment training will enhance the police’s ability to interdict the smuggling of nuclear and radioactive material into and within the country

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