British PM Cameron vows co-operation in Nigeria’s war on terror

Channels Television  
Updated February 23, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to support Nigeria in its war on terror, even as the nation grapples with an ever-increasing number of attacks from the radical Boko Haram sect.

Cameron reaffirmed his commitment on Wednesday in a meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who is currently in London for the Conference on Somalia.

The British PM also commended the Nigerian Federal Government for its efforts in fighting terrorism with its borders and its role in the international arena as well, where they have common interests, reports say.

Cameron promised Britain would continue to work with Jonathan’s administration on the “shared agenda of vigorously tackling terrorism and international security issues”.

In the meeting, President Jonathan on his part promised to continue to work with Britain and other allies in the war on terror, adding that Nigeria was doing everything possible to ensure the release of European nationals who were recently kidnapped in the Nigeria/Niger border.

Jonathan extended his thanks to Cameron for inviting Nigeria to the London Summit on Somalia and added that he looked forward to continued cooperation between both countries.

He pledged his administration’s commitment to fostering and expanding trade and economic cooperation with Britain, and called for protection of mutual interests.