THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE PRESS STATEMENT ON NIGERIA’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CRIMJUST) SYSTEM
Over the years, Nigeria has been the centre of a number of transnational crimes. West Africa is also conveniently situated for drug and illegal weapon’s trade between South America and Europe. Porous borders and the free flow of arms in and out of Nigeria has contributed to the increase in the number of violent conflicts in the country.
Nigeria accounts for about 70% of the illegal small arms in the West Africa sub-region.
Human trafficking, including its worst forms such as child trafficking in Benin and Nigeria, is one dominant form of increasingly sophisticated regional trend in cross-border crime that extends through West and Central Africa into several European cities. Needless to say, human and drug trafficking has been, and still is, a constant challenge to various authorities including Nigeria.
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