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AIG Charges International Community On Enforcement Of Nigeria Laws On Terrorism And Corruption

Posted: Sep 22, 2015 at 12:26 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Andrew Utulu


The new Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 12 Bauchi, AIG Tunde Ogunsakin, has advocated for proper enforcement of the enabling Laws as a panacea to checkmate organized crimes and corruption in Nigeria.

Ogunsakin made the call during the 33rd International Symposium on Economic Crime, held recently at Jesus College, University of Cambridge in United Kingdom

In a paper entitled, ‘Compliance Versus Organised Crime and Terror,’ Ogunsakin said that the act of terrorism which was strange in Nigeria and Africa at large had in recent time become a common phenomenon.

According to him, “In Nigeria, the act of terrorism has become rampant and has taken a major toll in Nigeria. The kind of communal living in Nigeria frowned against terrorism but suddenly from the operations of organized crimes from oil bunkering to money laundering and terrorism.

“This cannot be totally divulged from the impact of globalization that has taken a centre stage in interstate relationship globally,” adding that the menace had greatly affected the development and growth in the country especially in the volatile zones in the Northern states.

“The effect and impact of organized crimes in Nigeria is enormous. It affects the development of the country and discourages investment, particularly in the area of insecurity. Organized crimes had eroded the people’s conscience,” he said.

Ogunsakin added that terrorism constituted a total infringement and intentional deprivation of the citizens’ right to life as enshrined in Section 33 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

According to him, the Nigeria Police in tackling the challenges of organized crimes and terrorism has shifted the emphasis from reactive policing strategies to intelligence-led policing strategy.

“The approach has enhanced our investigative and prosecutorial competence, sharpen our operational competence to fashion a professional synergy with other components of the Joint Task Force and to explore the best international practices towards management of internal security challenges of the nature posed by organized crime and terrorism.

“Our conviction is that it is only when these initiatives are fully optimized that the professional ability of The Nigeria Police to attain its counter terrorism mandate within the rule and within international best practices can be guaranteed,” Ogunsakin said.