Following its assurance to assist Nigeria defeat the dread Boko Haram, the British High Commission has disclosed that one of the country’s Royal Navy ships, HMS Lancaster has arrived Nigeria, on Tuesday.
It was gathered that shortly after the state-of-the-art Type 23 Duke Frigate arrived the country on Tuesday, the ship’s captain and the UK’s Defence Adviser in Nigeria, Colonel Dominic Fletcher, and his colleagues made a call on the Western Naval Command, Apapa, and were received by its Flag Officer Commanding, Rear Admiral Ralph Osondu.
A subsequent statement issued by the British High Commission stressed that HMS Lancaster’s visit “shows continuing UK commitment to Nigeria, and to supporting Nigerian military as they deal with security threats at land and at sea.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul T Arkwright, was quoted as saying that “The visit of HMS Lancaster is a signal of our commitment to Nigeria and Nigeria’s military forces as they face security challenges.
“The U.K. government is firmly committed to supporting President Buhari’s government and prioritizes across the board, in particular when it comes to scarcity.”