Nigeria Seeks Stronger U.S. Security Ties After President Tinubu’s Meeting with FBI Director Wray



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FBI Director Christopher Wray recently visited Abuja, Nigeria, to meet with Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Security Advisor Nuhu Ribadu, and senior law enforcement and security officials.

The discussions focused on enhancing the FBI’s partnership with Nigeria to tackle terrorism, violent crime, and cybercrime.

During his visit from June 12-14, Director Wray expressed gratitude to President Tinubu and the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for their commitment to working with the FBI against transnational criminal and terrorist threats. He highlighted the FBI’s collaboration with the Nigerian National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) and ONSA in supporting counterterrorism investigations, aligning with both countries’ security priorities.

Wray also met with the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), praising the EFCC’s cooperation with the FBI to combat cyber-enabled crimes and sextortion schemes originating from Nigeria. Discussions included opportunities for the FBI to provide additional training and resources to enhance the EFCC’s capabilities in investigating cyber threats.

Addressing the issue of kidnappings for ransom in Nigeria, Wray noted the FBI’s International Violent Crimes Unit’s efforts to engage with Nigerian law enforcement, offering investigative assistance and training to combat this threat.

Throughout his engagements, Wray emphasized the strong relationship between the FBI and Nigerian law enforcement. He thanked the U.S. Mission in Nigeria for its close collaboration with the FBI’s legal attaché office in Abuja to further shared security goals.

The FBI works with international law enforcement through a global network of legal attaché offices, including in Lagos, Nigeria. Joint investigations, information sharing, and capacity-building with partners like Nigeria are essential to the FBI’s mission to protect the American people and uphold the rule of law.

Godwin Okafor, The Naija247news
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