KIJHUS Volume. 3, Issue 2 (2022)

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ISMAIL Bello, RABI Bello Mohammed
 

Keywords

Cross-Border Crimes Weapons Strategies Nigeria Cameroon.
 

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STRATEGIES, CHALLENGES AND OPTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO CROSS BORDER CRIMES: AN ANALYSIS OF NIGERIAN-CAMEROUN BORDERS.

Abstract: This paper examines strategies, challenges and option to tackling cross border crimes around the Nigerian-Cameroon Borders. The study basically adopts contents analysis for this research and adopted State Fragility theory pounded by Joel Migdal The state fragility theory is often used to explain how states’ internal makeups hinder them from living out their full potentials. The findings of the research showed that border crimes such as narcotics/drug trafficking, internet crime (advance fee fraud/money laundering), human trafficking, fire arms trafficking, recruitment of child soldiers, mercenaries, smuggling of illegal goods, minerals and natural resources and cash crops among others are rampant across this borders. The paper submits that is need for strategies such as improved manpower, Sanitization and enlightenment of the border security, technological improvement, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration for peace building, security, mobilization and management of resources, challenges in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme, national control measures, legislative and regulatory action, adequate investigative and enforcement techniques, inter-agency collaboration to effectively respond to challenges of border security at the Nigerian-Cameroonian Borders.