– The European Union (EU) has promised to partner agencies in Nigeria to boost the country’s security
– Areas of focus include border management practice, counter terrorism measures, tackling illegal migration, as well as general security
The ongoing re-positioning of the nation’s internal security architecture by the federal government has received a boost with the renewed commitment by the EU to assist in the modernization of Nigeria’s internal security.
Richard Young who led the EU delegation to the ministry of interior promised to partner with agencies under the ministry to boost their capacity to deliver on their respective mandate.
Speaking further Young reaffirmed his government commitment to assist Nigeria on best border management practice, counter terrorism measures, tackling illegal migration, as well as general security. In his response, Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior noted the porosity of the nation’s expansive borders, stating that plans have reached advanced stage to tighten border security, to curtail illegal migration which is inadvertently fanning pastoralist/farmers conflict, check movement of small and light weapons and curb transnational crime.