UK, Nigeria Agrees Non-Interference of Judicial Trial For Terrorism Suspects

Crime Watch

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has agreed that judicial process should be followed regarding those arrested for various forms of terrorism in Nigeria. This is one of the agreements reached after President Buhari and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, met on the sidelines of the ongoing Global Education Summit in London, United Kingdom.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

The statement reads, “President Buhari and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain Thursday (yesterday), appraised the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria and agreed that the judicial process is allowed to run its course.

“Holding bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London, the two leaders said it was important that the judicial process runs without interference, no matter who was involved.”

Both leaders also discussed improving trade between the two countries, the leadership of the Commonwealth, developing wind and solar power, and other topics of mutual interest.

President Buhari also met with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland to discuss support for Nigeria in areas such as security and agriculture.

In another statement which read in part: “Nigeria will be glad to receive support from the Commonwealth in diverse areas of needs and challenges, Nigeria is also doing a lot to address food security through heavy investment in agriculture, and the security issues confronting the country in different regions, President Buhari welcomed the offer of assistance by the Commonwealth scribe.”