Tinubu urges collaboration with FBI fight cybercrime, terrorism

President Bola Tinubu has called for stronger collaboration between Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the fight against cybercrime, terrorism, and other related crimes.

Tinubu made the call during a meeting with FBI Director Christopher Asher Wray at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.

Also in attendance during the meeting were the National Security Adviser, Malam 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); and Chief of Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Major-General Emmanuel Undiandeye, among others.

The President said the presence of the FBI director and his team in Nigeria is a recognition of the enduring partnership between Nigeria and the United States in the fight against financial crimes and terrorism.

Tinubu noted that no single country can combat financial crimes in isolation.

He, therefore, called on the United States to support developing countries with the requisite technology and knowledge transfer to combat complex international crimes.

In his speech, Director Wray said he was in the country to enhance the “outstanding partnership” that exists between the government of Nigeria and the government of the United States.

He lauded President Tinubu for supporting the growing partnerships between various government agencies and the FBI to protect the citizens of both countries.

“We appreciate the president’s vision in countering terrorism in the region, which is a dangerous threat not only to the countries in the region but also to the United States.”

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