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Trans-border Crimes: IGP To Host ECOWAS Police Chiefs


Trans-border Crimes: IGP To Host ECOWAS Police Chiefs

As part of ongoing efforts at galvanizing multinational efforts towards finding a lasting solution to transnational crimes, especially terrorism, kidnapping, proliferation of small arms and light weapons as well as human trafficking, the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, will host West African Police and Security Chiefs for three days begging from today In Abuja.

According to Force Public Relations Officer Frank Mba, the event, will have in attendance the INTERPOL Secretary General, representatives of African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL). Others he said, are members of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa and representatives from Committee of Chiefs of Police from Central Africa among other key security stakeholders will be present. He noted that it will be an opportunity for all Security Chiefs across West Africa to re- commit themselves to collaborate more effectively towards tackling trans-border crimes and other regional security threats in an increasingly globalized world.

The West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) is a structure under ECOWAS designed to bring together Heads of Police of ECOWAS Member States to exchange and share intelligence and collaborate with one another in the fight against criminality and Security threats in West Africa.

WAPCCO’s areas of interest include the tackling of illicit trade on drugs, enforcement of immigration laws, policing of marine space, customs activities, and financial intelligence amongst others.




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