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CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION: NIGERIAN ARMY INTELLIGENCE SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT FCID

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Students from the Nigerian Army Intelligence School (NAIS) embarked on a local study tour to the Force Criminal and Intelligence Department (FCID) in Lagos, as part of their first quarter courses in 2024.

The visit, which took place on Thursday, February 8, 2024, provided students with practical exposure to forensic and crime scene investigation, as well as the usage of special tools in criminal investigation.

Led by Lieutenant Colonel FB Ayeni, the Deputy Commandant of NAIS, the team was warmly received at the Force Headquarters by DCP Elias Uzoremeka Okwudiri, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Forensic Department.

Lieutenant Colonel Ayeni expressed gratitude for the warm reception and emphasized the importance of the visit in strengthening collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police Force, particularly in the areas of intelligence gathering and sharing.

During the visit, DCP Elias Uzoremeka Okwudiri provided valuable insights into the establishment functions, roles of various departments, conduct of criminal investigations, and the challenges faced by the organization.

 He also highlighted areas of collaboration between the NA and FCID. The students were then taken on a guided tour of the various investigative sections of FCID, including the Fingerprint Section, DNA laboratory, Document Examination Section, Simulation Section, and Forensic Ballistic section, among others.

The visit proved to be an enriching experience for the students, offering them a deeper understanding of forensic and crime scene investigation, and fostering greater collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police Force in the realm of intelligence gathering and sharing.

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