The United Kingdom and Nigeria held the first UK-Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership dialogue in London this week.
A statement by the British High commission in Abuja says new commitments made this week at the first ever UK-Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership dialogue will boost work to tackle shared threats and keep both British and Nigerian people safe.
It includes commitments to work together to improve civilian policing standards, protect human rights and recognise the important role of women in achieving sustainable peace.
Further UK support to Nigeria in tackling Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram will also build on the two countries working together to respond to conflict with extremist groups in the North East of the country.
UK Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford said through these new agreements, the UK is deepening partnership with Nigeria to tackle shared threats, bolster regional stabilisation efforts and support Nigeria’s peace-keeping capabilities.
Nigerian National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, said Nigeria realises the need to forge greater alliances and partnerships with friendly nations, in order to combat these threats.