British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged Britain’s preparedness to lend a helping hand to the Nigeria government in its fight against terrorism.
According to a statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, PM Johnson said “We are available to help,” after listening to Buhari.
The two leaders also agreed that the judicial process should be allowed to run its course after appraising the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria.
The resolution was reached while holding bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London.
The two leaders said it was important that the judicial process runs without interference, no matter who was involved.
Buhari had briefed the Prime Minister on Nigeria’s power needs and efforts being made, as well as initiatives geared at achieving food security.
The two leaders, the statement added, equally discussed how to increase trade between the two countries, develop solar and wind power, the leadership of the Commonwealth going forward and other matters of mutual interest.
Nigeria has been in the fight against insurgency for over a decade and the situation gets worse by the day, with thousands of lives already lost and means of livelihood destroyed.
The Buhari-led government rode to power in 2015 on the grounds that it will put an end to insecurity in less than a year and better the lots of the ordinary Nigerian.
Six into his administration, however, the incumbent government has failed to fulfill the promise it made to Nigerians.