As part of efforts to end trans-border crimes in the Lake Chad Basin Commission Countries, especially the Boko Haram menace, Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau (rtd.) has embarked on a 3-day working visit to the Republics of Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Benin.
Dambazau is accompanied on the trip by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Martins Abeshi, the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Muhammed Sani-Sidi and the Solicitor- General of the Federation and other top government officials.
According to a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by the Press Secretary to the interior minister, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, the visit is in continuation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s earlier visits to those countries to discuss security issues within the region.
The statement said Danbazau would be meeting with his counterparts aimed at strategising on how to tackle internal security threats, especially those with cross border effects.
Ehisienmen’s statement also revealed that Danbazau-led delegation would be visiting refugees who fled Nigeria due to Boko Haram terror activities.
The statement reads further, “Dambazau noted that the increasing security concerns within the sub-region has necessitated the need for contiguous countries to advance security partnership, as this will develop into a robust platform for collaborative action, information sharing, and improved border security to check inflow of small arms and light weapons, drugs, illegal migration, human trafficking and movement of terrorists across borders.
“He added that this effort, with more to come will foster deep collaboration amongst the Lake Chad Commission States, with a view to providing conducive environment for security and economic development.”

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