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Nigeria: Death and Missing Persons

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL931, tabled on 14 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to discuss with the government of Nigeria the deaths and disappearances which followed an attack on four villages in the Kaduna state of Nigeria on 5 June.

Answered on

28 June 2022

We are aware of the attacks in Kaduna state on 5 June. Increasing insecurity across Nigeria is having a devastating impact on affected communities. The UK Government condemns kidnappings across Nigeria, and calls for the release of those still held captive. We are in regular contact with the Kaduna State Government on instances of conflict and insecurity in the State, and continue to support dialogue and mediation activities in Kaduna, in partnership with the State Government. We also continue to urge and support the Nigerian Government to take action to implement long-term solutions that address the root causes of violence, and we committed to work together to respond to rising insecurity in Nigeria at our Security and Defence Dialogue in February.