Nigeria partners with United Kingdom to tackle terrorism

Barth Ikiebe, Abuja

Nigeria and the United Kingdom have agreed to collaborate in tackling terrorism and other cross border crimes.

The agreement was reached in Abuja, Nigeria, when the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, paid a visit to the Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau, in continuation of talks between the two countries on regional cooperation.

General Dambazau stressed the need for assistance in acquiring high technological equipment for Nigeria’s security agencies to combat terrorism and other security challenges the country.

“Nigeria is open to collaboration with friendly nations in tackling insecurity” He emphasised.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria had earlier said the visit was to consolidate the mutual cooperation existing between Nigeria and Britain, expressing the commitment of his country in deepening the relationship with the Ministry of Interior as it undertakes reforms in enhancing effective security service delivery.