Yemi Akinsuyi in Abuja
The Nigeria Police Force has said that about 3,200 police officers will participate in this year’s Police Games scheduled to begin next Monday, March 21.
Also, the Police High Command stated that it would give back to indigent Nigerians as part of activities to mark its week.
This was disclosed in Abuja yesterday by the Chairman, Central Committee on Police Games and Week, Assistant Inspector General (AIG), James Caulcrick.
According to Caulcrick: “A total number of about 3,200 officers will be participating in this year’s Police Game and it is our anticipation that the scheduled 2016 police games will further help Nigeria discover more of her sport potentials thereby competing on equal pedestal with other nations at a global stage.
“The police week which will commence on the 21st of March, 2016 is going to be a potpourri of social ingredient ranging from career talk, quiz competition, walk against crime, medical and community outreach,” he noted.
Speaking on the outreach, he said: “The Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) community outreach and the Police medical outreach will render free medical services to many indigent Nigerians, donate foods, drugs, toiletries and render financial support to widows of deceased police officers during the week.