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Nigeria: Military Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 104715, tabled on 16 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress there has been on using British armed forces to train and support counter-terrorism squads in Nigeria.

Answered on

21 October 2020

For over a decade, terrorist groups, including Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa, have caused immense suffering to local communities in North East Nigeria. Since 2015, UK military personnel have provided training to Nigerian military personnel on topics including human rights compliance, countering improvised explosive devices and first aid. Many of those trained have been deployed on operations to tackle the terrorist threat in North East Nigeria. The UK Government has also provided training to the Nigerian authorities on responding to terrorist attacks, bomb scene management and improving aviation security. We remain committed to helping Nigeria and its neighbours tackle the threat of terrorism.

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