10th Biennial Police Games Will Raise Team For Belfast 2013

Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar has disclosed that athletes who excel in the forthcoming Police Games for Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, from 3rd 9th March, 2013, will be groomed raise a formidable team that will represent the Nigeria Police at the biennial World Police and Fire Games (WPFG). The 2013 edition of WPFG is for 1 10th August, 2013, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The biennial World Police and Fire Games is an athletic fiesta open agencies throughout the world. Athletes from Seventy (70) countries of the world are expected at the 2013 edition of the Games, compete in sixty-six (66) sporting events, including athletics, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Marshall arts like Judo, wrestling, Teakwando, . The Nigeria Police contingent will be featuring in twenty-eight of the sixty-six events.

Abubakar  stated that Nigeria Police athletes are not strangers to international sporting events like the World Police and Fire Games, as some of them have represented Nigeria in similar Games like the Commonwealth Games, the All African Games and even the Olympics. assured Police athletes who have not enjoyed such international exposure to look forward to 2013 edition of the Games in Belfast.

In a similar vein, the IGP has approved the invitation of Police athletic teams from five (5) countries of the West African sub-region, to participate in the 10th Biennial Police Games in Port Harcourt. The athletes who will compete in the 4 x 100 Invitation Relay races during the closing ceremonies on 9th March, 2013, are expected from , Burkina  Faso, Republic of Benin, Senegal and Gambia.

While the Police Authority of and Republic Benin have confirmed the attendance of their Athletic Teams, confirmation from the other three countries will hopefully be received before the closing date of the Games.

The IGP stated that invitation to athletic teams of Police organizations from these West African countries is aimed at strengthening personal and professional relationship among Police outfits in

the Sub-region; an effort believes will positively impact on transnational crime fighting synergy among Police Organisations in the West African Sub-region. advised host athletes to love to the visiting athletes.



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