At least five Nigerian federal law enforcement agencies have been gifted 10 brand new Toyota Hiace buses by the German government.
The PUNCH reports that the buses were delivered on Tuesday through the German Federal Criminal Police Agency (BKA) - a federal law enforcement agency responsible for fighting insurgency internationally, organised drug trafficking, human trafficking, cybercrime and crimes, including kidnapping and sea piracy.
The Department of State Service and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission were amongst the five beneficiaries of the buses which were presented at Germaine Auto Center, Lekki, Lagos,
Dr. Bernd von Muenchow-Pohl, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, handed over the 10 vehicles to the security agencies.
Other beneficiaries are the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and Nigerian Police Force.
Present at the venue were the Director of DSS in Lagos, Mr Egbunu J. Yusuf; EFCC Deputy Zonal Commander, Emeka OOkonj and the Lagos Zonal Head, NAPTIP, Ganiyu Aganran.
Others include the DCGN, NDLEA, Adeyemi Adeofe; and DCP for NPF Tunji Disu.
The Nigerian law enforcement agencies and the BKA are said to have a long-standing collaboration.
Asides from operative measures, the BKA also offer training, technical support and supply of equipment to the Nigerian law enforcement agencies.