Retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Minister of Interior, made this known in a statement issued by his Secretary, Mr Ehisienmen Osaigbovo, on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to The Nation, the minister disclosed that France and the United Kingdom initiated the deal which is out to strengthen collaboration with Nigeria and Niger Republic in the area of border management, intelligence sharing and legal cooperation.
He also said that the partnership sought to strengthen cooperation among security agencies of the four countries in combating human trafficking, drugs peddling, illicit arms proliferation and terrorism.
Dambazau added that the objectives of the partnership will hopefully be delivered 12 months to 36 months.
He added that the development was attained at the sidelines meeting of the four countries at the Regional Conference on Anti-human Trafficking/Smuggling of Migrants held in Niamey, Niger Republic on June 18 and June 19.