British High Commissioner to Nigeria: Difficult Times for Nigeria

Catriona Laing

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has expressed worry at the deteriorating state of security in the country, revealing that the UK government is keen on helping Nigeria win the fight against insecurity.

“We are extremely concerned about the deteriorating security situation.

“I mean, Nigeria is facing a lot of problems everywhere- in the Northeast, terrorism; in the Northwest, banditry, kidnapping; in the Middle Belt, the farmers-herders conflict; in the South, the Niger Delta conflict, everywhere.

Catriona Laing
Laing has been the British High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria since November 2018

“And the secession movements in the Southeast. So, Nigeria is really struggling”, Liang noted.

She expressed these views while speaking to journalists at a reception of the homecoming 2019/2020 UK Chevening Scholarship beneficiaries.

According to her, the UK government had been helping the Nigerian military in the areas of training, campaign planning, and how to counter IEDs.

“Well, we are here to support and help. We have the military team here, who came here after the Chibok girls were kidnapped actually. We are still here, training the Nigerian military, helping them to do campaign planning, how to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs),” Laing said.

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