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UN Picks Nigerian Policewoman As Best Police Officer Of The Year



Catherine Ugorji,

A Female Nigerian police office, Catherine Ugorji, has been selected for the United Nations (UN) female police officer of the year award.

Ugorji, who serves under the UN multidimensional integrated stabilisation mission in Mali, was recognised for her exemplary leadership in reducing crimes in the country.

Her leadership roles in tactical operations and best practices in policing to maintain peace in the region was commended by officials of the UN.

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“Congratulations to Chief Superintendent Catherine Ugorji, of the Nigerian police, serving with @UN_MINUSMA who has been selected by the @UN as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020,” the UN in Nigeria wrote in a post on Twitter.

“Catherine Ugorji’s actions and words exemplifies the best of United Nations policing.

“The UN Police Advisor @LuisCarrilhoPC described Ugorji’s leadership of three Formed Police Units in Gao as remarkable.

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“Her tactical operations have been instrumental in reducing crime in the area, in support of the Malian security forces and the host population.”

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.