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EUCAP Sahel Niger: new pilot project to fight road bandits in country's northern region

04/12/2019 - 15:46
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Increasing attacks by groups of bandits along the main routes through Niger’s northern Agadez region threaten the security of travellers and jeopardize safe transport and commerce.

EUCAP Sahel Niger has launched a pilot project designed to strengthen the capacities of the Nigerien partners and aiming at better securing the area, and eventually intervene and prosecute the criminals

In response to these spreading crimes, EUCAP Sahel Niger has launched a pilot project designed to strengthen the capacities of the Nigerien partners and aiming at better securing the area, and eventually intervene and prosecute the criminals.

Led by EUCAP’s Field Office in Agadez, the Mission will support the internal security forces through strategic advising in view of the preparation, implementation and follow-up of their joint actions. In addition, the Mission will provide equipment and fuel support to increase the mobility of its partners.

 

The first joint night patrol made up of members of all three internal security forces ready to move out.

The first joint night patrol made up of members of all three internal security forces ready to move out.

 

Background: Established in July 2012, EUCAP Sahel Niger works with around 180 staff supporting the Nigerien security forces through training and advice to fight terrorism, organised crime and irregular migration in an integrated, sustainable and human rights-centred manner.

 

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