Nigeria

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Jeffrey M. Donaldson Jeffrey M. Donaldson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government is supplying to the Nigerian government in the form of intelligence and counter-terrorism expertise to help in the fight against Boko Haram.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The UK is providing a substantial package of UK military, intelligence and development support to Nigeria. A resident military training and advisory team, supplemented as required by short term training teams from the UK, is delivering a programme of military capacity building assistance to the Nigerian military. This includes tactical training and advice on counter-insurgency. We continue to provide commercial satellite imagery to the Intelligence Fusion Cell in Abuja, where UK personnel are working alongside Nigerian, US and French colleagues. With France and the US, we are also supporting regional intelligence sharing arrangements between Nigeria and its neighbours.

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