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Interior Minister, IGP pledge commitment to tackle trans-border crimes

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From Jonas Ike, Abuja

The Acting Inspector-General of Police IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu and the Minister of Interior Dr. Abdulrahman Danbazzau has pledged their unwavering commitment in tackling  of trans-national crimes and all other forms of criminality in the West African sub-region.

The IGP and the Minister gave the assurances of their commitment to the fight against criminality in West African countries on Tuesday at the opening session of the West Africa Police Chiefs Conference in Abuja.
The IGP stated that the gap in security meetings by security officers had impacted on the ability of member countries of WAPPCO to constantly and effectively review the security situation in the region and proffer solutions.
The Police boss who doubles as Chairman if WAPPCO also hinted that the assemblage of Police Chiefs was designed to undertake a periodic review of regional security issues in the sub-region.
He noted that the conference would help evolving of strategies and frameworks  geared towards combating trans-border crimes including terrorism, drug trafficking, migrants smuggling, cattle rustling, farmers-herders  clashes, piracy, armed banditry and money laundering.
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The IGP therefore called on the sub-regional Police Chiefs to find some ways and means of fostering greater collaboration with other sub-regions with Central Africa and other international patners notably INTERPOL and European Union.
Similarly, the Minister of Interior Lt.Gen Abdulrahman Danbazzau (rtd) said that there is need for greater collaboration among security agencies in such a way that trans-national crimes such as terrorism and other crimes can be squarely tackled security forces.
He pledged the commitment of Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Interior in tackling security challenges bedeviling the West African sub-region.

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