Idigbe canvasses holistic solution to transnational crime
A senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Anthony Idigbe, has called for a holistic approach to tackling transnational organised crimes (TOCs).
According to him, as organised criminal networks have become globalised, efforts to combat them require a coordinated transnational response.
He spoke in Lagos at the Scholar and Faculty Programme of the Nigerian Higher Education Foundation, organised in collaboration with the Attorney General Alliance- Africa (AGA-Africa) on “Transnational Crime Awareness.”
Idigbe said transnational crimes are threats to the state, its national, regional security and rule of law.
If left unchecked, he said they could impede a country’s political and economic development, and limit social and cultural development of the society.
The senior lawyer canvassed that more strategies should be adopted to raise awareness about transnational crimes’ threat to international security.
This, he said, would galvanise multilateral action to constrain the reach and influence of these crimes, deprive them of enabling means and infrastructure, shrink threat they pose to citizens’ safety, national security, governance, and ultimately defeat transnational criminal networks that pose greatest threat to national security.
He observed that the United Nations and regional levels have shown cultivated greater awareness due to dangers posed by transnational crime in its numerous forms.
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