May 22, 2019
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Transnational Crimes: IGP Adamu Tasks WAPCCO on Strategies

Acting Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the West African Police and Security Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO), Mohammed Adamu have challenged member countries to review on-going efforts at tackling organized, transnational crimes within the region.

IGP Adamu made the call in Abuja at the opening of the 16th WAPCCO General Assembly in Abuja.

Nigeria is playing host to a committee of security and police chiefs from INTERPOL, West Africa and some key countries in the continent in continuation of its efforts to curb transnational crime.

Top on the agenda of the three meetings of the security chiefs is the spate of illicit trade on drugs, enforcement of immigration laws, policing of marine space, customs activities and financial intelligence.

West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) was established in 2001 by ECOWAS Heads of State and Government as a consultative body for regional Police cooperation with the principal objective of creating a forum that would strengthen the fight against trans national crime; facilitate the development of a regional strategy.

Jeffrey Ahonmisi/mnt

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