Risk Analysis Cell in Niger
In cooperation with Nigerian authorities, Frontex opened the first Risk Analysis Cell in Niamey, Niger at the end of November 2018. The cell will collect and analyse strategic data on cross-border crime such as illegal border crossings, document fraud, and trafficking in human beings. It will support relevant authorities involved in border management to produce analysis and policy recommendations. It is run by local analysts trained by Frontex.
The Risk Analysis Cell in Niger is the first of eight such cells that will be established within the framework of the Africa-Frontex Intelligence Community (AFIC). Over the next twelve months, these cells will be set up in Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Kenya, Nigeria, Guinea, and Mali.