NIS Uploads 15,000 Stolen And Lost Travel Documents on Interpol Database
The Nigeria Immigration Service INTERPOL i-24/7, a major INTERPOL system supporting arm manned by Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the unit in the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja has uploaded about 15,000 Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (STLD) to INTERPOL Global System (IPSG) in Lyon, France.
An statement signed Service Public Relations Officer, Deputy Comptroller of Immigration (DCI, James Sunday, said the integration to INTERPOL POLICE GLOBAL SYSTEM (IPSG) is the first in Africa and 54th in the World, adding that implication the feat has enabled Nigeria to upload all SLTD to IPSG-Lyon, France through a secure channel.
The statement said the success was achieved with the support of the Interpol Global System (IPSG), United States National Central Bureau (USNCB) Washington, National Central Bureau (NCB) Abuja and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) team.
The statement also noted that the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede MFR was updated in a brief on the development by the team in view of the report received of the success so far recorded and placement of Nigeria as the first(1st) in Africa and 54th in the world by the Interpol Global system Index confirming the succesful integration and uploading of such quantity of Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) among member nations on the Interpol Global System (IPSG).
It also added that the Nigerian SLTD detection and tracking system domiciled at the Nigeria Immigration Service, Headquarters has successfully yielded result and worth appreciating by Nigerians and the global Community in an effort put in place by the Service team to rid the world of attempts and deliberate acts leading to identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD).