Minister of Interior Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau made the call in Abuja, the nation’s capital city when the Head of the regional security team, Catherine Weiss, paid him a courtesy visit.


The West Africa Conflict Security and Security Team (WACST) is a regional security Non-governmental Organization (NGO) comprising security experts from ECOWAS, United Kingdom and other foreign countries.

The minister, who decried the insurgency in the North-East, stressed the need for all hands to be on deck as the Federal Government began efforts to maintain law and order in the liberated North-East.

He said the federal government was working with all relevant stakeholders including regional security NGOs to fast track the process of re-integrating the displaced persons.

Danbazau emphasized the need for heightened security especially at the borders to forestall cross border movement of arms and terrorists.

He said there would be more deployment of Police, Civil Defense and Immigration officers to the region in line with international best practice as it applied to post-conflict situation and governance.

Earlier, Head of the regional security team, Catherine Weiss, said that the delegation was in Nigeria to help government in the post-conflict management of the northeast and other volatile areas.

She said the team had been engaging security agencies since 2014 in a bid to ensure security, law, order and stability in the country.

Weiss described the security situation in Nigeria as crucial to regional security and called on relevant stakeholders to join the fight against terrorism and other security threats to the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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