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Institute calls on the international community to tackle transnational crime


ABUJA – Mr OshitaOshita, the Director-General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), has urged the international community to develop a strong synergy in addressing transnational organised crimes.
Oshita made the call in Abuja on Monday during a workshop on emerging trends in transnational organised crimes and the implication for human security organised by the institute.
The workshop is aimed at encouraging policy-oriented exchange of views and the sharing of knowledge among scholars, policy researchers and practitioner communities, in order to understand the problem.
It is also geared toward evolving possible suggestions and solutions to prevent such crime in Nigeria.
“This workshop is therefore aimed at evolving a strategy which will help us in dealing with an octopus-like challenge with its finger in nearly in every human interest.
“In fact not even the institutions thought to be sacred are immune from the destructive activities of transnational organised criminal groups.’’
Oshita noted that at the national level, the International Police (INTERPOL) was working hard to tackle the menace.
He also noted that some international laws need to be domesticated in Nigeria so that transnational organised crimes could be fought in a more comprehensive way in Nigeria.
Oshita also noted that transnational organised crime which involved dealing in small arms and light weapons, drugs and money laundering, among others, must be dealt with it from multiple angles.
“Tracing the sources of these weapons of mass destruction is very important even though most of the producers are in Europe.
“Locally too, our people are now using their technological capabilities to produce small arms and light weapons by copying arms that they get from outside, ‘’ Oshita said.
In his speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Bashir Wali, observed that said in recent times, organised crimes had diversified and become more global with the economic dimensions of far reaching consequences.
“It can destabilise democracy, disrupt free markets, drain national assets and slow down the development of stable societies,’’ Wali said.
He also said that failure to develop practicable, coordinated national policies to tackle “this ever growing transnational criminality” would further threaten and undermine the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that transnational organised crimes are on the increase globally and they portend great threats to national and international peace and security. (NAN)

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