Minister of Interior urges police chiefs in West Africa to collaborate to tackle transnational crimes.

Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has urged police chiefs in West Africa to collaborate more in order to tackle transnational crimes within the sub-region.

Dambazau, who said the fight against crime require collaborative efforts of countries and security agencies, noted that transnational crimes cannot be won by a single country or a security agency.

Speaking in Abuja at the 16th annual General Assembly of West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO), the minister attributed the proliferation of firearms in the sub-region to the instability in Libya, a North African country. WAPCCO Chairman and acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu said constant meetings would avail the security chiefs the opportunity to tackle proliferation of firearms, terrorism, kidnapping and other crime within the sub-region.

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