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Nigeria: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 1119, tabled on 4 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the Nigerian authorities to counter violence and militant attacks.

Answered on

11 June 2015

The UK fully supports the efforts of Nigeria and its neighbours to tackle Boko Haram. This includes providing a substantial package of UK intelligence and military support, including training and advice to Nigerian units deploying against Boko Haram in north east Nigeria. The UK is also providing £5 million to support the regional Multinational Joint Task Force to tackle Boko Haram. My Hon Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP) the Foreign Secretary offered further support to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram when he met President Buhari on 29 May 2015.

Our support to Nigeria on counter terrorism is designed not only to counter terrorism, but also to improve human rights standards.