EU posts Finnish diplomat to Niger

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LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Council of the European Union has appointed Kirsi Henriksson as head of mission in terror-ridden Niger.

The senior diplomat from Finland will take up her duties on September 1, replacing Filip de Ceuninck who had been in the position since 2013.

EUCAP Sahel Niger was launched in 2012 to support capacity building of the Nigerien security actors.

The mission provides advice and training to support the Nigerian authorities in strengthening their security capabilities.

It contributes to the development of an integrated, coherent, sustainable, and human rights-based approach among the various Nigerien security agencies in the fight against terrorism and organised crime.

Last week, its mandate was amended to also assist the Nigerien central and local authorities as well as the security forces in developing policies, techniques and procedures to better control and combat irregular migration.

Niger is among countries battered by the Nigerian Boko Haram terror group.
CAJ News

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