President Muhammadu Buhari has charged ECOWAS security Chiefs to share their experiences, re-assess and harmonise crime control and operations in their various countries.
Buhari gave the charge at the closing of the 16 Annual General Meeting of West African Police Chiefs Committee,WAPCCO and Meeting of the Forum of Ministers in charge of Security on Thursday in Abuja.
He was represented by the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau.
He said that insecurity posed by corruption, terrorism, communal clashes, kidnap for ransom, organised crimes among others, were some vices threatening the region`s peace, progress, integration and development.
He attributed the vulnerability of the region to criminal activities and other threats to peace and security to the vast borders and proximity to the Sahel.
He said that it was imperative for member-states to coordinate their security plans and activities, to enable law enforcement and other security agencies to contain and prevent these vices.