The UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, visits a Globe Meals Programme distribution centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Photograph: Harriet Line/PA
The Guardian: UK could enhance military help to aid Nigeria defeat Boko Haram
Jeremy Hunt believes deciding aspect will be Nigerian army’s ‘willingness to perform with us’.
Britain is thinking about stepping up its military efforts to aid the Nigerian government defeat Boko Haram, following a rise in terrorist activity in the country’s north-east in the previous year, Jeremy Hunt has stated right after a go to to the area.
The UK foreign secretary stated on Wednesday that he will be discussing what far more the British government can do in terms of help and military help to combat the terrorist group, warning the crisis had the possible to trigger a humanitarian catastrophe on the scale of that in Yemen.
Britain offers £240m in help to Nigeria, of which £100m goes to the north-east, creating it the second-biggest donor right after the US, and providing the UK a sizeable stake in what occurs in the area.
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Update: Ask us for help against Boko Haram and you are going to get it, UK tells Nigeria (Premium Occasions)
WNU Editor: The U.K. should really be cautious. This is 1 of these in no way-ending wars that go on for a extremely extended time …. Endless war: Why Nigeria could in no way defeat Boko Haram (Ibitoye Olukosi, QWENU)