British Prime Minister, David Cameron has stated before the British Parliament that describing the Federal Government as negligent or slow to respond to rescue the over 200 missing girls in Chibok was unfair.
He said the Jonathan administration was infact doing all it could and that the Nigerian government under Jonathan’s leadership had been investing in counter terrorism measures and training for its troops over the past few years.
Cameron said, “Today I can announce we have offered Nigeria further assistance in terms of surveillance aircraft, a military team to embed with the Nigerian army in their headquarters and a team to work with United States experts to analyse information on the girls’ location.”
“This was an act of pure evil. The world is coming together not just to condemn it but to do everything we can to help the Nigerians find these young girls.”
MP Tom Clarke, a former Labour Minister and respected expert on international development asked the PM, “While I welcome the efforts to rescue the schoolgirls in Nigeria, will the prime minister agree that the Nigerian government hasn’t lifted a finger to protect its own citizens in the north as they were attacked by Boko Haram?”
Cameron replied: “I don’t think his description of the Nigerian government is entirely fair. They do face a very vicious terrorist organisation in terms of Boko Haram.
“They are investing in and training their armed forces in counter-terrorism abilities. We have worked with them on that and we are willing to do more work with them on that, particularly if we can make sure proper processes are in place for dealing with human rights issues.”