President Mahama and Buhari
President Mahama and Buhari

The Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Williams Awinador-Kanyirigi, said this in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau.

President Mahama and Buhari
President Mahama and Buhari
Awinador recounted the age-long beneficial ties between both countries and stressed the need to strengthen them in all their ramifications, especially as regards security.

The issue of herdsmen rampage had become a monster that is threatening the security and unity of Nigeria recently.

He said Ghana was also contending with the herdsmen/farmers’ crisis and, therefore, harped on the need for both countries to share intelligence in tackling the menace.

The Ghanaian diplomat said the herdsmen/farmers’ conflict had assumed a regional dimension and, therefore, called for a sustainable regional solution to end the crisis.

Earlier, Dambazau called for more collaboration in the area of internal security.

He specifically called for more collaboration in the areas of intelligence sharing to track down movement of arms and ammunition; transnational criminals; trafficking in persons and cyber crime.

He assured the Ghanaian envoy of Nigeria’s willingness to also share ideas on finding lasting solutions to the Pastoralists/ Farmers’ conflict which was now become a regional security concern.

The minister also emphasized the need for both countries to champion regional security and stability in the West African sub-region. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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