A 34-man contingent of the Force, made up of 28 athletes and six officials, led by the Force Planning Committee Chairman, CP Abimbola Macaulay, has arrived in Belfast. It left Nigeria via the Murtala Mohammed International Air Port, Lagos 30th July.
The biennial World Police and Fire Games is an athletic competition open to Police agencies throughout the world.
Athletes from 70 countries are expected at the 2013 Belfast Games, to compete in 66 sporting events, including athletics, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Martial arts like wrestling, Judo, Taekwondo.
The Nigeria Police contingent will feature in eight events, namely – Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Golf, Judo, Table-Tennis and Taekwondo.
In his goodwill message to the contingent, the Inspector-General of Police, MD Abubakar, charged them to be good ambassadors of not just the Nigeria Police, but the entire nation.
He enjoined them to conduct themselves creditably throughout their stay in Belfast, and further warned them to distance themselves from drugs, as any athlete cut doping will be dealt with accordingly.
The contingent is expected back in the country on 14th August.