UK says Nigeria’s insecurity, massively complex, above military capacity

Obinwannem News UK says Nigeria's insecurity, massively complex, above military capacity

The British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge said the recent height of insecurity in Nigeria, has appeared massively complex for military to combat.

He further noted that there was no partnership from the international community that would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problem, whether Boko Haram insurgency, or a number of other issues.

Duddridge revealed this, while responding to questions from journalists in Abuja, during his courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, George Onyeama.

He said, “The situation is massively complex and no partnership is going to resolve the multiplicity of problems, whether it is Boko Harram or a number of other issues.

“In the UK, you have a strong partner across the full gamut of issues, so it is no just about intelligence and hard security and military. It is about societies, it’s about humanitarian support, it’s about education and development partnership.

“It is not an end gone. We don’t get to a point, where we would say, ‘this is the end of our relationship with Nigeria’ because we got what we want, we set a higher bar, we’re long term partners”.

Recently, Onyeama had said Nigeria was confronting very difficult challenges, especially the unconventional nature of the fight against Boko Harram insurgency.

“It is a symmetrical warfare and we are dealing with very difficult situations. We have an intelligence fusion unit with our partners,” Onyeama said.

He, however, said that Nigeria was struggling with unemployment and high inflation level, but that the country was gradually overcoming the situation.

He lauded the British government for all the support given to Nigeria to combat her diverse challenges, especially in the Northeast.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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