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Bomb blasts: British govt pledges to support FG

London — The British Government has expressed its willingness to collaborate with the Federal Government in bringing the October 1 bombers in Abuja to justice.

Mr. Henry Bellingham, the British Minister for Africa and the United Nations, UN, gave the pledge at a presentation on Nigeria by the All Parties Parliamentary Group, APPG, at the London Parliament.

Bellingham also said that the British Government would cooperate with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism in any form.

“We will support the Nigerian Government to bring to justice the bombers of October 1. We know what it is like, to be on the receiving end of terror attack,” he said.

The minister explained that Britain believed strongly in values and was passionate about human rights, pointing out that the intention was not to lecture any country on human rights, rather “we will work as friends”.

He said further that the people would be included as part of the ongoing review of bilateral agreements between the two countries.


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