British Royal Navy Arrives Nigeria, To Help Defeat Boko Haram


A warship owned by the British Royal Navy arrived Nigeria recently.

The United Kingdom further proved it commitment to help Nigeria defeat the Boko Haram terrorist group as the British
High Commission, made it known last night that one of its Royal warships arrived Nigeria on Tuesday October 27th, 2015.

According to reports, when the Royal warship arrived Nigeria, the United Kingdom’s Defence Adviser in Nigeria, Colonel Dominic Fletcher and other officers made a call to Western Naval Command, Apapa, and its Flag Officer Commanding, Rear Admiral Ralph Osondu received them.

The British High Commission in a statement said that the arrival of the warship “shows continuing UK commitment to Nigeria, and to supporting Nigerian military as they deal with security threats at land and at sea.”

Paul T Arkwright, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, said: “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.”

“HMS Lancaster is currently conducting an Atlantic Patrol Task to provide ongoing protection and reassurance to British regional interests and is maintaining the continuous Royal Naval Presence in the Atlantic. During such tasks Royal Navy
ships call at ports to interact with Navies of our partners, foster relationships and to improve maritime security” Peter Laughton, the ship’s Captain commander said while talking to journalists