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The A-TIPSOM project organizes a training workshop for the Nigerian police that teaches them to identify potential traffickers
This workshop is the culmination of the intense work carried out for several months and that has included revising the framework and existing guidelines for t identifying those involved in illegal immigration, the drawing up of the draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) document, prior validation with international specialists from the Dutch Police and the final training workshop.
At the workshop, held in Abuja, the head of the Nigerian Immigration Service declared the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) document validation process to be open. This tool addresses the identification of those behind illegal immigration and is being driven forward by the FIAPP-managed A-TIPSOM Project. The support provided by the European funding project includes a wide range of modalities including the mobilization of specialists, logistical issues and institutional support.
This project, headed up by the Nigerian Immigration Service, sees FIIAPP facilitating and coordinating the joint work of numerous Nigerian public security, intelligence, justice and civil protection agencies.
The main objective of the project is to reduce human trafficking and the illegal smuggling of migrants, at national and regional levels, as well as between Nigeria and the EU. The intention is to improve the capacity of the Nigerian government in the fight against this crime, with special emphasis on women and children, the main victims of trafficking.