UK Defence Secretary reaffirms commitment to fight against terror in Nigeria

The UK stands side by side with our Nigerian partners in the fight against violent extremism, the Defence Secretary reaffirmed in a visit to Nigeria.

In a two-day visit, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Maiduguri in the north east of the country to witness the impact of the conflict with Boko Haram. He also formally handed over £1million worth of counter improvised explosive device (IED) equipment to help in the fight against the terrorists.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

Witnessing the suffering caused by the brutal conflict first hand made it clear why we must continue to support our Nigerian partners in the fight against violent extremism.

The work we are doing in Nigeria is vital to ensure that a corridor of terror does not open up through the Sahel and North Africa to the Middle East.

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Source: GOV.UK