President Tinubu, FBI Director Meet in Abuja, Speak on Fighting Cybercrime and Terrorism

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Asher Wray met at the State House in Abuja.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the meeting was attended by top Nigerian security officials.

The president urged for stronger collaboration between Nigerian law enforcement agencies and the FBI. President Tinubu praised the FBI’s reputation for excellence and sophistication, noting that the visit recognizes Nigeria’s importance in the global fight against crimes.

”We cannot achieve this important feat of eliminating crimes without collaboration. Incidentally, as the Chairman of ECOWAS, Nigeria is also collaborating with other West African countries to fight economic and other related crimes,” the President said.

He added: ”We are working hard to eliminate terrorism, cybercrimes, sextortion, and I am glad that we have a good number of agencies that are involved in reducing these crimes to the barest minimum, and they are also well represented at this meeting.”

Director Wray expressed appreciation for President Tinubu’s support in enhancing the partnership between Nigerian agencies and the FBI, particularly in countering terrorism and cyber-enabled crimes. He praised the President’s vision in coordinating counter-terrorism efforts.

He said: ”We appreciate your vision in re-engineering the role of the Office of the NSA to effectively coordinate efforts on counter-terrorism, and this has already started to bear fruits in terms of the success you are recording against ISIS in West Africa and other terrorist groups.

”We appreciate your support and collaboration on cyber-enabled crimes and sextortion, which has unfortunately resulted in a few tragic deaths in the United States.”

The meeting was attended by security chiefs including the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun; Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi; the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd); Chief of Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Major-General Emmanuel Undiandeye; Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Olanipekun Olukoyede; and the National Coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Major-General Adamu Laka.

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  1. Tinubu should make sure that those Hushpuppi police officers go back with FBI Director, Mr Christopher without any further delay. Nigeria must move forward.

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