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Nigeria: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8073, tabled on 28 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria regarding the investigation of human rights violations in northern Nigeria.

Answered on

10 May 2016

We welcome President Buhari’s commitment to overhauling Nigeria’s rules of engagement to avoid human rights violations and to investigating credible reports of violations and take appropriate action. We have repeatedly made clear to the Nigerian authorities at all levels that we condemn human rights violations and we stress the importance of protecting civilians in conflict. The support the UK provides to Nigeria is designed not only to counter terrorism, but also to improve human rights standards.