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British government worried over insecurity in Nigeria

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, says her country is extremely concerned about Nigeria’s deteriorating security situation.

She said this on Wednesday on the sidelines of a reception held to welcome home the 2019/2020 UK Chevening Scholarship beneficiaries.

She said: “We’re extremely concerned about the deteriorating security situation.

“I mean, Nigeria is facing a lot of problems everywhere – in the Northeast, terrorism; in the Northwest, banditry, kidnapping; in the Middle Belt, the farmers-herders conflict; in the South, the Niger Delta conflict everywhere.

“And the secession movements in the Southeast. So, Nigeria is really struggling.”

Laing, however, assured that the British Government was prepared to help Nigeria win the war against insecurity.

She said her country had been helping the Nigerian military in the areas of training, campaign planning, and how to counter IEDs.

“Well, we’re here to support and help. We have the military team here, who came here after the Chibok girls were kidnapped actually.

“We’re still here, training the Nigerian military, helping them to do campaign planning, how to counter IEDs,” she said.